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Hepatic Tanager continues at Villa La Jolla Park, 01 December

The female Hepatic Tanager continued along the northern edge of the park in the eucalyptus trees this morning. I first spotted her around 7:45 am, just after the out-of-town cyclist took off. (Sorry guy!). This is a returning bird first seen and reported by Alex Abela on 28 November. Shortly thereafter others arrived. but we could not re-find the HETA. The Red-breasted Sapsucker and the Bullock's Oriole were more cooperative.
Barbara Carlson
San Diego

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flock of white pelicans at batiquitos lagoon

Ten white pelicans flew in to Batiquitos lagoon this morning at about 10:45 AM. They are on the sandbar near the trailhead at the end of Gabbiano Lane in South Carlsbad. 


Steffanie Strathdee, PhD

Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences,

Harold Simon Professor, UCSD Department of Medicine

Co-Director, Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics


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Lesser Black-backed Gull returned to beach

Mark Stratton refound the Lesser Black-backed Gull on the jetty shortly before 1130, and it then made itself comfortable in front of lifeguard station 3C where it has been for the last 30 minutes or so. Still present as of noon, Dec 1.

Also, I had the continuing Qhite-qinged Scoter at Lake Murray, relatively close to shore be tr ween Cowles Point and San Carlos Point. No luck with the Little Stint.

Tom Benson 
San Bernardino, CA 

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Long-eared Owl in Borrego

Ann Keenan found a Long-eared Owl at the state park visitor center in Borrego Springs this morning. It is skittish, unlike the breeding season birds that sometimes are at Tamarisk Grove, so if you are looking for it, please avoid approaching it too closely – we want it to stay put! Seen in the palo verde trees around the amphitheater. Bob Theriault, Borrego. 

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Pinyon Jay in Eastlake – Mark Billings

Passing along:


Mark Billings reported finding a lone, quite vocal Pinyon Jay around 10:45 in Eastlake, generally in the vicinity of 795 Lakeshore Dr. The bird was moving around often perching in the top of spindly leafy trees.


Elizabeth Copper


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Lesser Black-backed Gull on Coronado

Present at 10:00 am between lifeguard station 3C and the jetty before the bulldozer Clearing out kelp from the sand scared it off. No idea where it went
other people here now have been looking for it for the last hour as well

Stan Walens San Diego

11:15 AM December 1, 2018
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