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misc. continuing rarities

Here are some continuing rarities that have been around much of the winter. More specific directions for each, if needed, should be gotten from earlier SanDiegoRegionBirding posts or from eBird reports.  On Feb 25, the wintering Sage Thrasher continued along the fence at Crown Point (north side Mission Bay), from Crown Point Dr. X Roosevelt south 100+ yards to the entrance road down to Mission Bay Park. On Feb 27, the Clay-colored Sparrow continued at Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park in Sorrento Hills (access off Calle Mejilones X Mariposa), seen early in the morning along north edge of playing field(s) with flock of White-crowneds; the Grace's Warbler continues at 1282 Crest Drive in Encinitas, where it also periodically would fly across to the smaller pines and large eucalyptus tree directly across the street; and the Chestnut-sided Warbler continues in the lerpy eucs at marker 17 along the Lagoon Trail along the north shore of Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad–be aware that by far the easiest way to access this site is to park at the Aviara golf course parking lot along Batiquitos Drive, just slightly to the east, and walk past the "starter's shed" on the signed PUBLIC walkway to the Lagoon Trail and then walk west to marker 17–the entire walk from car to the warbler is ONE minute, rather than having a much longer (but pleasant birding!) walk from a small parking area well to the west that also was the site of multiple car break-ins a while back. Off Poinsettia, there is a continuing Mountain Chickadee. The only new bird of any note that I've seen in the past couple days is a very lowly Western Tanager in residential Point Loma.

–Paul Lehman,  San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports