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Balboa Park Yellow-bellied, Red-breasted and "something" Sapsuckers and Dusky-capped Flycatcher

When I arrived at 7:30 I heard the Dusky-capped Flycatcher west of the dog park but didn’t see it.

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was still present just east of the dog park on the trail just south of the road. It worked around the same three trees at this location at 8:15. GPS: 32.731338,-117.155971

Just north of this location, across the road in the grassy area, a Red-breasted Sapsucker and another “something” Sapsucker were inseparable. Moving around the same four trees and providing great looks. There was a photographer there also taking pictures of the two Sapsuckers. They were very often on the same branch, chattering to each other. The mystery sapsucker was a juvenile, had only red on the chin and faintly on the cap, but no red nape, no red on breast. Top of breast was smudged gray but rest of breast and belly white. At 9:15 still there at this GPS: 32.731565,-117.158269

NOTE: There is a Golden-crowned Sparrow at this location as well.

David Trissel
San Diego, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports