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adult Tricolored Heron, late Rufous and Calliope Hummers

On Wednesday morning the 16th there is a full adult alternate plumaged Tricolored Heron at Emory Cove on the southwest side of South San Diego Bay. Is this a new bird or the long staying wintering bird that was seen as late as the end of April? But that bird was an immature and should not be in full alternate plumage with a nice white head plume, like this bird, already this year, at least I assume it shouldn't be!

Also this morning is a decidedly late adult male Rufous Hummingbird and a female Calliope Hummingbird in the blooming bottle brush and adjacent large bush with pale blue flowers at the bird and butterfly garden in the TRV.

Least bittern at Dairy Mart Pond, and still good numbers of Townsend's warblers around today.

Paul Lehman and Barbara Carlson, San Diego

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Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports