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miscellanea & some high counts

On Nov 10th, a late Warbling Vireo was along Woodworth Way in Liberty Station (where also an adult male Bullock's Oriole and B-t Gray W.), and single different "Slate-colored" Juncos were at SD City College and in eastern residential Point Loma. On the 9th, the Vesper Sparrow continued at the Sunset ballfields in the TRV (with Savannahs), as did the adult male Summer Tanager (probably returning from last winter, when a first-year male present) and a Western Tanager at Nestor Park. Returning wintering Yellow Warbler and 3 Black-thr Gray Warblers in Mission Valley on the 8th.  Some miscellaneous high counts over the past few days included 30 Common Loons over residential Point Loma in the early AM on the 7th and a total of 25 "Belding's" Savannah Sparrows at the very high tide at Crown Point also on the 7th; as well as a continuing 170 Red Knots at the saltworks on south San Diego Bay on the 9th, along with 14 Ruddy Turnstones (which is actually a fairly high count in recent years for this overall declining species).

–Paul Lehman,  San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports