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Miscellanea, and Red-billed Tropicbird

9:02 am

Nothing too exciting going on where I’ve been onshore the past couple days. The dominant western landbird migrants are what one expects in mid-May and include Western Kingbird and Western Flycatcher and pewee and Swainson’s Thrush and Yellow and Wilson’s and Townsend’s Warblers and Warbling Vireo and Western Tanager, within small trickles of several other species. The least common migrants I’ve seen were an Olive-sided Flycatcher yesterday and a Hammond’s Flycatcher today, the 17th, which is starting to get borderline a little bit late. Still small numbers of Bonapartes and Ring billed Gulls and Red-breasted Nuthatches and waxwings floating around.

Much more interesting was somebody posted online yesterday a couple nice photos of a Red-billed Tropicbird they photographed yesterday, the 16th, just 3 mi off Oceanside. 
Paul Lehman, San Diego