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Inland Palm Warbler, continuing Hepatic

8:30 am

Saturday morning there is a breeding plumaged “Western” Palm Warbler moving all around the parking lot at San Vicente Reservoir, which is between Lakeside and Ramona. This is farther inland than normal for this species. Also not sure if it’s a particularly unusual early spring migrant or a lingering wintering bird here. Also continuing Canyon Wren and Rock Wren and Rufous crowned Sparrows.

Over at El Capitan Reservoir, the pair of Bald Eagles have one or two eaglets in the nest. 
First thing this morning, the continuing, returning adult male Hepatic Tanager continues on semi-private property in Tierrasanta. This is slightly later than it normally stays, which is the end of March, although I’ve had it stay slightly later than this one year. Perhaps it’s still here because of the cool, unsettled weather as of late, but presumably it will depart this coming week when it gets warmer. 
Paul Lehman, San Diego