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Grace's Warbler on Crest Drive, Encinitas, continues Wedn Jan 23.

Thanks to Gretchen Nell for refinding this bird on Jan 20. It was first spotted Dec 7 in the exact same spot, but dang it all, disappeared during the RSF CBC I think because of a huge multi -truck earth moving project  the week before CBC day.  But now, this bird is back, in its same spot in pines in yards  near 1282 Crest Drive. This morning, it was found by others before 8:30 am, and for us  started calling I think about 9 am or so and thereafter, intermittently,and was still calling from the tall pines near this address at noon.  We also refound at least one Mountain Chickadee nearby , and the wintering Hermit Warbler male  in pines a little south of this GRWA location continues too.

    As Gretchen pointed out, please be aware that this is a private residential community, and our continued access to birding this productive area is hugely dependent on the good will of the residents there. Years ago when a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher showed, there were many birders and photographers  who converged on the area. There was a day care center on one of the side roads where the bird was most consistently seen, and we did not realize until later, that parents and managers of the center were very upset by the photographers in the area with big lenses.  Thankfully, I think, we were able to assure the harmlessness of our birders, but since then, some of those side streets have new no trespass  signs up.  So just a heads up, though I know you all know the drill.   
    On the up side, we talked to many today who were thrilled about the bird, and some got out of there cars, took a look through our bins and said wow.  But just a reminder to  be on our best birding behavior.   Sue 


Susan Smith 

Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
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