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La Jolla Orchard Oriole and Summer Tanager

7:09 am

Saturday morning right at dawn in southern La Jolla at small Via del Norte Park, just north of the United Methodist Church, there’s a continuing young male Summer Tanager and a young male Orchard Oriole. I had both birds here as well back in early December. They seem quite reliable already a few minutes before 7:00 a.m., mostly in the pink flowered eucalyptus trees right above the swing sets, and also in the pepper. The tanager can be quite photogenic and it’s now about 2/3 red.
On Thursday, at “marginal” Colina del Sol Park not far from SDSU, there’s a male “Slate colored” Junco and a Bullocks Oriole.
Paul Lehman, San Diego