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male Vermilion Flycatcher at Famosa Slough on March 21, 2020

A male Vermilion Flycatcher was flycatching from the pole in middle of big island below Famosa Blvd.
yesterday (3/21) from 1:30 to 2:00.

I could see him clearly with binocs and scope, but he was too far away for a photograph with iPhone.

Barbara Peugh
Pt. Loma, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

continuing miscellanea

On Friday the 20th, the wintering Painted Redstart continues in Tierrasanta; and on Saturday the 21st, a female Black Scoter and 3 of the 4 White-winged Scoters continue off Camp Surf, and 2 male Black Scoters (always close together) continue on south San Diego Bay. A total of 8 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons (3 pairs of adults, one already on a nest, and 2 one-year-olds) are at the Imperial Beach Sports Park. Still large numbers of mixed swallows at many water bodies.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Tropical Kingbird in Encinitas

Hello birders!

Patti Koger and I had a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Encinitas on Monday, Mar. 16 at the private non-profit Coastal Roots Farm.  It was hanging out on the eastern border of the farm along with some Cassin's Kingbirds and a Western Kingbird.  I went back on Wednesday to document.  So it's not a chaseable bird at the farm but might very well be found in one of the fields or the park to the east in which direction it flew around 8:15am on Wednesday. There are a couple of ID photos and a weak recording on the eBird report:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S65935733

We hadn't noted this bird in our monthly volunteer surveys at the Farm or at the neighboring San Diego Botanic Garden.  Would it be a wintering bird we missed? One that wintered nearby?  Or an early and unusual spring migrant?

~Eve
~~~~~~~~~~~
Eve Martin
Del Mar, California
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: COVID-19 assistance

Hi Everyone- I see that Anthony is located in the south part of the county. I live in Vista and would like to extend the same assistance to those on this listserv whom live in the north portions of the county. Just send me a message  Thanks Anthony for your inspirational leadership!

Mike Gonzales 

On Mar 19, 2020, at 8:05 AM, Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly@…> wrote:

Hey everyone,

I know many people use this Listserve and we’re kind of like a extended family. If there is anyone who is “at risk” and does not feel comfortable going out to pick up necessities, AND you don’t have someone available to help you…please feel free to message me privately and I will try my best to locate and drop off your supplies. I obviously can not afford to buy the supplies for all those in need, so please expect to reimburse for the supplies.

I wish everyone a healthy March and April,

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca
03/19/2020


Mike Gonzales, Vista
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

COVID-19 assistance

Hey everyone,

I know many people use this Listserve and we’re kind of like a extended family. If there is anyone who is “at risk” and does not feel comfortable going out to pick up necessities, AND you don’t have someone available to help you…please feel free to message me privately and I will try my best to locate and drop off your supplies. I obviously can not afford to buy the supplies for all those in need, so please expect to reimburse for the supplies.

I wish everyone a healthy March and April,

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca
03/19/2020
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Sabine’s Gull at Lake Murray 3/18

Hooded adult SAGU currently (1505) sitting on water with large gulls at south end of lake behind line of buoys near dam.
Note the lake is closed to vehicle traffic and one would have to park and walk in from Kiowa Drive (or north end access).
Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Notice of closure (til further notice) of the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

Dear San Diego  birders,  

Dr. Ari Novy, CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas just sent out a message that the San Diego Botanic Garden will be closed until further notice, due to the current public health emergency related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Garden is closed to all visitors, members and volunteers, presumably the staff will carry on.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our visitors, volunteers and staff, the Garden will be closed,  and all all events, classes and public gatherings (including monthly bird walks) are cancelled through April 30th, and all volunteer activities are suspended until further notice.  Maintenance of its world-class plant collection will continue.    People are advised to visit the Garden's website at SDBGarden.org for further updates. 

Susan Smith 

Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 
seiurus@…
San Diego Botanic Garden volunteer since 2009


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports