cont. Solitaire and misc. waterbirds
On Sunday the 21st, Sara M's Townsend's Solitaire continues in residential Point Loma, having moved a block south today to along Albion near Dupont. Overall migrant landbird numbers just so-so. At the San Diego River mouth there's a 2nd- or 3rd- cycle Glaucous-winged Gull, getting slightly late and slightly surprising given how rare they were locally this past winter. Back on the 17th at the river mouth there was a Gull-billed Tern, which is rare but probably annual there in spring (this species is quite rare anywhere north of the south Bay), and a continuing Reddish Egret. Today up at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar, the Reddish Egret there continues as well. Yesterday, the 20th, a one-by-one count of 250 Red Knots at the saltworks pond at the end of 13th St. was a good total for recent years.
–Paul Lehman & Barbara Carlson, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports