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Jacumba: 5 Harris’s Hawks, Lark Bunting 2 Plumbeous, White-thr. and dark-lored White-cr. Sparrows (and fine photo opps of Lawrence’s G.’s)

12:01 pm

A Thursday morning visit to Jacumba produced the FIVE continuing Harris’s Hawks, all together, and as usual they are very dependable in the first hour of light between the downtown/library area and the border fence–typically sitting on poles and power lines. After that time they often spend most of the day south of the border before returning late to roost. Two Plumbeous Vireos continue (since 2 Nov), at opposite ends of town, as does a White-throated Sparrow (since 11 Nov), a dark-lored White-crowned Sparrow (since 2 Nov), and a Green-tailed Towhee. Also continuing Lesser Scaup, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Red-sh. Hawk, and both nuthatches. Another birder visiting there today reported seeing the continuing Lark Bunting (since 2 Nov) in its usual spot just west of the runway.
If any photographers are interested, the assemblage of up to 40 Lawrence’s Goldfinches continues at Pine Valley County

Park, and they periodically perch low in trees with beautiful red and yellow fall leaves.
Photos of many of these birds will appear late today in eBird lists.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego