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Orchard Oriole & misc.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

While exploring a few new parks today, I found a female ORCHARD ORIOLE at the North Clairemont Recreation Center. It was in the most southern part of the park, where it mainly stayed low in the bushes along the edge of the canyon in the eastern section of the walk-way. It was bright yellow and green overall with darker wings and two obvious white wing-bars. Dark, thin pointy bill was slightly decurved. Smaller in size with a shorter tail and bill compared to hooded. 
Other highlights at this spot included adult male and female BULLOCK'S ORIOLES, a SLATE-COLORED JUNCO and a GRAY-HEADED JUNCO.
I checked-out South Clairemont Recreation Center earlier in the morning and was surprised to find a LARK SPARROW in the western part of the park. At least one WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH also continues here in the trees along the SE edge.
Good Birding!
Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA

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