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migrant landbird status, lingering waterfowl

migrant landbird status, lingering waterfowl
By – 10:22 am
The last good push of migrants was last Thursday and Friday, with mostly residual hangers-on since then, in ever-decreasing numbers. The most numerous species, in decreasing abundance, seemed to be Wilson’s Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Townsend’s Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, and Hermit Warbler, with a sprinkling of Western Wood-Pewees, Willow, Pacific-slope, & Hammond’s Flycatchers, Western Kingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and Lazuli Buntings. One Olive-sided Flycatcher today on Point Loma. Larger numbers of western migrants seemed to pass through the county last year this late in May (and even into the beginning of June), but that seemed unusually late.Lingering non-breeding waterfowl seem to be especially scarce this year. Be aware that the female scaup that is sometimes associated with the long-staying male Greater at Lake 4 at Santee Lakes has yet to be identified with certainty, so best to report it as Greater/Lesser until such time–if ever–that it’s ID is more certain!–Paul Lehman, San Diego