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Buff breasted Sandpiper continues, plus miscellanea

Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. the Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues at the sod farm in the Tijuana River Valley, where with the main flock of killdeer, currently at the northernmost area of sod, readily viewable from the edge of Camino de La plaza. The flock is periodically flushed not only by peregrine activity but also now that it's a weekday by sod farm worker activity, so seeing the flock is an off and on proposition. A reminder that the sod farm itself is off limits, as is the nice levee road used by the border patrol between the sod and Camino de La plaza. Also this morning there was a yet another Brewers sparrow, this one at the community gardens, where also two late black-chinned hummingbirds soldier on, and nearby there was a high count for fall of now 20 yellow-headed blackbirds. A continuing lazuli bunting is a typical departure date for the species right about now. And to add to the semi-glut of vermilion flycatchers this fall, there is a new, immature male at the south end of Nestor Park.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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