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Lake Hodges+ 3/6/2022

Lake Hodges+ 3/6/2022
By – 3:18 pm
Highlights from a lovely morning in the Lake Hodges/Escondido area included Cactus Wrens bringing nesting materials to an existing nest structure along the NE side of Lake Hodges on a bird walk led by Peter Thomas, and great looks at the continuing Brown Creeper at Kit Carson Park. 
A slow drive with a few stops down Old Milky Way produced exactly two Common Ravens, and the same behavior at the small private pond on the corner of Del Dios and Camino del Norte returned a Gadwall pair, a Northern Shoveler pair, three Bufflehead, and a large turtle. Repeated at OMWD’s San Dieguito Reservior, I saw a lot of backlit swallows and realized the answer is to come back with my scope in better lighting conditions. Crest Drive Grace’s Warbler: 3; Betsy: 0.Betsy Miller VixieOlivenhain