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late Cackling Geese, migrants

late Cackling Geese, migrants
By – 11:01 am
On 8 May, a large-bodied Cackling Goose is in the “Sea World section” of the San Diego River channel. This is presumably the same largeish bird that wintered just over a mile away along the east side of Mission Bay, with the 2 Greater White-fronted Geese, and which is thought to possible involve the subspecies taverneri, which is casual this far south. A couple photos from today are in my eBird report. There have also been 1-2 late-lingering Cackling Geese in Coronado recently–in front yards with Mallards along Glorietta Blvd, and at the Coronado Marriott. There are several late records into May over the past 20 years, but I am unaware of any birds actually over-summering in the county, even as domesticated bread-beggars.Landbird migrants today are in so-so numbers and still seem to be dominated by Wilson’s Warblers, with smaller numbers of Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos, and Townsend’s, Hermits, and Yellows, and a few pewees and Swainson’s Thrushes.–Paul Lehman, San Diego