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Pine Warbler and miscellanea

Pine Warbler and miscellanea
By – 8:25 am
On Saturday morning the wintering Pine Warbler at Friendship Park in Chula Vista is amazingly still present and is doing a fair bit of singing. Seems to be spending a fair amount of time high up in the blooming and very lerpy eucalyptus trees along the north-central side of the park, and less time in adjoining pines. Need to double check, but this may be the first April record ever for California? Winter birds typically depart by March. Also continuing this morning there is Plumbeous Vireo and female Hermit Warbler.Speaking of Plumbeous Vireos, as well as Brewers Sparrows, there seems to have been a little surge in coastal-slope records of both species the last several days, although in the case of the vireo, these are probably wintering birds that are now being found for the first time because they are now singing. Actual spring migrant Plumbeous are exceptionally rare and typically occur later in spring.In other news, there’s an immature Reddish Egret at J Street mud flats, the first one I’ve seen in that area in quite some time, But maybe that’s just me. Yesterday’s morning-flight check at Mount Soledad produced a so-so number of migrants and mostly the same composition as the day before, with the notable birds being a Cassins Vireo and a northbound American Goldfinch, a species very rarely noted in active migration. At La Jolla Cove they were almost a thousand Black-vented Shearwaters extremely close to shore. A fairly large count for this time of year.Paul Lehman, San DiegoSent from the all new AOL app for Android