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Hooded Warbler access

Hooded Warbler access
By – 4:53 am
On Weds, for seeing the Hooded Warbler, I posted information about accessing the driveway/path (sometimes referred to as “the alleyway”) between the second to last and last buildings on Albatross–where there is a clothesline. This “path” is used by a multi-unit small apartment building rather than a single-family home. Seems to be a good place to see the bird (in addition to the original spot at the end of Albatross) and also gives one good views of the back yard of the last house on the left, where the bird was first found by that homeowner back on 30 October. On Weds we had talked to the person living in the upstairs unit of the apartment building and she was thrilled to hear about the “rare bird in her yard.” [Of course this is still before the major crowds arrived!!] BUT, since that time, the person living in the lower unit, next to the clothesline, has expressed definite displeasure with people standing right outside their window, next to the clothesline, and asked them to leave. Thus, unless they have a change of heart, birders should clearly refrain from walking on that path, and instead, if they wish to access much the same area then they should make the slightly longer walk and go around the block and come up to the end of Brant and end up at the same garbage cans and large pepper tree, overlooking the finder’s back yard.–Paul Lehman, San Diego