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continuing Tierrasanta area rarities

continuing Tierrasanta area rarities
By {authorlink} – 10:52 am

Saturday morning, the returning Tierrasanta Hepatic Tanager continues, and was joined on the same branch by a Plumbeous Vireo and Bullock’s Oriole. Unfortunately, continues to be at private property and I still have not been able to pin down its new roost site for a possible group visit. So it remains off-limits for the time being. The nearby, returning Painted Redstart continues as well, but be aware that the power substation there is currently undergoing major construction/expansion, so there is lots of noise and vehicle traffic 6 days per week, making the situation much more difficult and somewhat unpleasant, and already soon after dawn. I’d recommend either a Sunday or perhaps quite late in the day. The adult male American Redstart continues during the warmer mid-day hours near Montgomery Field. And the returning Hermit Warbler continues in the Stonecrest neighborhood of Serra Mesa.
Other birders report today the continuing SD Zoo Orchard Oriole, the Mission Bay Yellow-billed Loon & Long-tailed Duck, and El Camino Cemetery (Sorrento Valley) Townsend’s Solitaire.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego