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Jacumba on Weds

A Weds, 21 Oct, morning check of Jacumba–where the status of many landbirds is substantially different, of course, from that on the coastal slope–highlights were mostly late species rather than true rarities. A young male Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird at feeders was quite late for the mountains and desert slope at 3000'; years ago one could probably assume that at such a far-inland site on this date the bird would be a Rufous, but given the the past decade's large surge in Allen's numbers on the coastal slope, perhaps all bets are now off. A Swainson's Thrush today is getting fairly late. Continuing Cassin's Kingbird and 2 Costa's Hummingbirds are also seemingly late for that location. A Red-shouldered Hawk is a rare but almost annual fall/early winter visitor, dispersing to the east. Other species of interest included a Townsend's Solitaire, Red-naped Sapsucker, 2 "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrows, and several Lawrence's Goldfinches. Photos will be in my eBird report.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports