May glut of Parulas, Rose-breasts, Summers, and Baltimores
In case some folks are beginning to wonder about the seemingly daily reports of certain eastern vagrants, the running May totals so far for the county of several select species are:
Northern Parula: 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak: 7
Summer Tanager (coastal-slope): 6
Baltimore Oriole: 3
When the dust settles around mid-June, we’ll have to see to if any of these species set new seasonal records. The Parulas, at least, seem well on their way.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego