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Canada Warbler continues in La Jolla Colony Park

Around 9 am I refound the Canada Warbler originally discovered by Bridget Spencer yesterday. It was just north of exercise station #17. It seems to prefer the low bushes on the east side of the trail. Very skulky!

Good Birding!
Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA

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American Redstart NE El Cajon

A beautiful migrant visitor bathing in our water feature this am 30 Sep! Beautiful adult male American Redstart was beating the heat in the waterfalls for a great yard bird! Cheers!
Chris Staurovsky
El Cajon
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Re: Buena Vista Audubon Pelagic trip Sunday Oct. 4th.

Hello all,

We are a GO !

Thanks to those of you who jumped in to help out. We now have 23 reservations for Sunday's pelagic trip aboard the 80 ft. Legacy.. We depart at 7 a.m and return at or before 5 p.m.
Of course we have tons of space, if you're thinking of going. We'd welcome you. 
Call 619 224-3383 or go to www.,  click on "book now".. choose the 3/4 Day Birding Trip, Oct. 4, 2020.

Dave Povey

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Green-tailed Towhee at SDSU

I had a Green-tailed Towhee on the SDSU campus today (29 Sept) at 4:20 pm. Specific location: Northwest corner of Hepner Courtyard, right near Hardy Tower. 32.777007, -117.072109

Kevin Burns
Rolando/College Area
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Jacumba: Orchard, Rose-breast, Clay-colored, early Gray-headed, the "Dark Lord"

A Tuesday, 29 Sep, morning visit to Jacumba produced a number of interesting finds. Photos of several in my eBird report.

"GRAY-HEADED" Dark-eyed Junco: 1 (second-earliest arrival date for San Diego County; the earliest is 25 Sep 1960 Palomar Mtn.)

"DARK-LORED" White-crowned Sparrow: 1 (adult; rare to very rare in county in fall; my spell-check keeps changing "dark-lored" to "Dark Lord"!)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: 1 (mixed in with 15 Brewer's and 5 Chipping)

ORCHARD ORIOLE: 1 (female/imm. type)



White-winged Dove: 10 (good count locally)

Black-chinned Hummingbird: 0 (finally all gone)

Costa's Hummingbird: 1 (mid-autumn status there?)

Black-crowned Night-Heron: 1 (looking out of place flying over the desert slopes)

Northern Flicker: 1 (fall arrival)

Willow Flycatcher: 2 (getting a tad late, perhaps)

Pacific-slope Flycatcher: 1

Warbling Vireo: 2

Swainson's Thrush: 3

Hermit Thrush: 1 (fall arrival)

Lawrence's Goldfinch: 9

"Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco: 1 (local fall arrival)

warblers: only common species (mostly Orange-crowneds, Yellows, and Wilson's in moderate numbers)

Western Tanager: 4

Lazuli Bunting: 2 (long-staying; getting to be departure time)

On the way home, I stopped at the Pine Valley hummingbird feeders, where still 1 Rufous/Allen's.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
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Guajome Canada Warbler

Here in same area at 10:30am Tues. In Eucs, toyan, and cork oak north of ranger residence. Both Canada Warbler & Lucy’s.

Patti Koger
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Canada warbler at Guajome

Canada Warbler seen well at 10:20 in same area by upper tan fence at corner in a toyon.

Paula and Dave Theobald
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Possible Plumbeous Vireo – edge of Piway Community Park

Just photographed a Vireo with very contrasty, well defined spectacles, and as far as I can tell from looking at photos on the camera, back is all gray. Shows no yellow or green tones on flank that I can see. I have limited experience with Plumbeous, but thought I would post in case that's what it is. It was in two different Sycamore trees that are next to each other just before path that runs along Poway Creek, along sidewalk between the Community Park, and what Google shows as a boys and girls club.

GPS coordinates,-117.04722

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
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Canada Warbler, La Jolla Colony Park

I just had a Canada Warbler by exercise station 16 of La Jolla Colony Park. This is very close to Doyle for those currently chasing the Dickcissel.

Bridget Spencer
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