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continuing San Elijo rarities (or not) 1-31-24

2:32 pm

The female American redstart, black-and-white warbler, and northern waterthrush along the San Elijo Lagoon nature center loop trail have been reported only sporadically this month (with 2 of the 3 missed on the CBC).  Kathy Knight and I each independently did a couple circuits today, and I was only able to get a very brief glimpse of the redstart as it flew from willows on the S side of the trail to the N side near the SE corner (immediately W of the short trail that heads SSE to the cable-edged environmental ed circle in the willows), foraging briefly on the N side, then disappearing across the duck pond (around 12:45).  No luck with the other two.
One of the male Eurasian wigeon continued in the channel off the SSW portion of the loop trail, and at least two juv yellow-crowned night-herons were visible to the NW in acacias along the N edge of the channel.
Robert Patton
San Diego, CA