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Monthly Archives: June 2024

murres & miscellanea

9:22 am

Weds early morning the 26th, a three-hour seawatch at La Jolla produced four separate southbound adult Common Murres. Right about on time and perhaps the beginning of the near-annual small flight of morning southbound murres through July. Also a continuing Pacific Loon. In other, minor news, over the past few days I’ve had a Red-breasted Merganser on Mission Bay, 3 continuing Bonaparte’s Gulls at the Salt Works (also are sometimes at J Street), a reasonable inland count of 9 Brown Pelicans at Sweetwater Reservoir continues, total of 3 Reddish Egrets (2 on S San Diego Bay, 1 at SD River mouth), and a Cattle Egret in the TRV west of Hollister. Six breeding-plumaged Eared Grebes have been hanging out on the main Dairy Mart pond since spring, so folks should keep an eye out for possible breeding evidence there the rest of the summer.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego

Yellow-green Vireo @ Zoo

10:54 am

June 24, 2024, 10:07 AM, I returned to my office to a loud vireo singing from a small oak tree. After a few minutes, I was able to photograph it and believe it is a Yellow-green Vireo. It’s in a restricted area across the road from the Elephant Care Complex, but you might be able to see/hear it from across the road. Please do not cross the bus road to view the bird.

Pics: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/224924545
Closest point for the public: 32.737342, -117.153598

Trent R. Stanley
Email: trent@…
Website: http://www.sdbirder.com

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Location: University City, San Diego, CA, USA

Bay-breasted Warbler in Encinitas

5:48 am

This afternoon in my yard in Encinitas (1050 Crest Drive near Melba Road) I saw a male Bay-breasted Warbler.  As seen from below in poor light as it was foraging in a Ficus tree, the bird had a dark head with whitish patches on either side of its neck, chestnut-colored throat, with belly and undertail coverts all light in color.  Thrilling! 

Steve Cameron
Encinitas

Red-eyed Vireo change of location

10:17 am

The Red-eyed Vireo found by John Bruin Saturday morning bordering Allied Gardens Community Park, although actually even farther out beyond a ball field, see previous message continued to 10:00 a.m. At which point we watched it fly back into the main park and go into probably the central section somewhere. Clearly the way to find this bird is you have to hear it sing. 

Paul Lehman, San Diego