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Encinitas Grace's Warbler (private residence), and Palm Warbler, San Diego Botanic Garden, Oct 5

Manolo Turner texted me this afternoon to say that he  found a GRACE’S WARBLER  at a private residence in Encinitas across
from the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) yesterday (Oct 4) in large Torrey
pines and Pepper trees, and that it continued today. Though this bird is not
chase-able, birders who regularly cover the Botanic Garden should keep an eye
out in pines in the Botanic Garden  in
case it shows up there, since it is nearby.
   After Manolo’s
text, I went to check the Botanic Garden pines  late in the day today about 2:30-3:30, primarily in the
Native Garden (the southeast corner of the SDBG) , and as I passed the Native
Garden Pond (where the Scaly-breasted Munias hang out), I saw a Western PALM
WARBLER emerge from yellow-flowering plants across the path from the pond, not
ten feet away from me. It gave a few distinctive shark ‘chiks’ and flew east down
the path where  I lost it, but hope it
sticks around and is seen by others.  

Susan Smith

Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports