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Jacumba: Orchard, Rose-breast, Clay-colored, early Gray-headed, the "Dark Lord"

A Tuesday, 29 Sep, morning visit to Jacumba produced a number of interesting finds. Photos of several in my eBird report.

"GRAY-HEADED" Dark-eyed Junco: 1 (second-earliest arrival date for San Diego County; the earliest is 25 Sep 1960 Palomar Mtn.)

"DARK-LORED" White-crowned Sparrow: 1 (adult; rare to very rare in county in fall; my spell-check keeps changing "dark-lored" to "Dark Lord"!)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: 1 (mixed in with 15 Brewer's and 5 Chipping)

ORCHARD ORIOLE: 1 (female/imm. type)



White-winged Dove: 10 (good count locally)

Black-chinned Hummingbird: 0 (finally all gone)

Costa's Hummingbird: 1 (mid-autumn status there?)

Black-crowned Night-Heron: 1 (looking out of place flying over the desert slopes)

Northern Flicker: 1 (fall arrival)

Willow Flycatcher: 2 (getting a tad late, perhaps)

Pacific-slope Flycatcher: 1

Warbling Vireo: 2

Swainson's Thrush: 3

Hermit Thrush: 1 (fall arrival)

Lawrence's Goldfinch: 9

"Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco: 1 (local fall arrival)

warblers: only common species (mostly Orange-crowneds, Yellows, and Wilson's in moderate numbers)

Western Tanager: 4

Lazuli Bunting: 2 (long-staying; getting to be departure time)

On the way home, I stopped at the Pine Valley hummingbird feeders, where still 1 Rufous/Allen's.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports