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preliminary results of Rancho Santa Fe CBC 12-30-21

preliminary results of Rancho Santa Fe CBC 12-30-21
By – 4:03 pm
Sorry for the delay in posting, but thanks to all those who participated in yesterday’s Rancho Santa Fe area Christmas Bird Count.  All data have not yet been received, but I wanted to pass along highlights and preliminary results.  At least 49 parties (many consisting of solo individuals) reported 186 species (the annual number of species reported on this count in the past has ranged from 145 to 204).  So far, missed species include snow & Ross’ geese, cattle egret, green heron, stilt & avocet, Wilson’s snipe, canyon wren, and Bell’s sparrow.  Rarities included:
Common goldeneye reported continuing at Lake Miramar by Bruce Rideout and Paul Lehman, and at Penasquitos Lagoon by Dan King.
Black-footed albatross and Nazca booby (adult) reported offshore from Torrey Pines by Stan Walens.
Masked/Nazca booby sp. (immature) reported offshore from Cardiff by Paul Lehman.
Lewis’ woodpecker reported continuing in Penasquitos Canyon by Paul Chad.
Olive-sided flycatcher reported continuing in Harmony Grove by Patti Koger, Kathy Aldern, Carol Manning, and Jane Mygatt.
Vermilion flycatcher reported in Fairbanks Ranch by Paul Lehman (one continuing) and Phil Unitt (same one continuing plus two new males).
Swinhoe’s white-eye reported continuing in Del Mar by Robert Patton, in Solana Beach by Paul Lehman, and in Encinitas by Sue Smith, Gretchen Nell, and Manolo Turner.
Grace’s warbler reported continuing in Encinitas by Sue Smith and Rita Campbell.
Magnolia warbler reported continuing at San Dieguito Park by Paul Lehman, Joni Ciarletta, Denise Riddle, and Lesley Marples.
Green-tailed towhee found at San Diego Botanic Garden by Gretchen Nell and Manolo Turner.
White-throated sparrow reported continuing in Encinitas by Sue Smith, Eve Martin, and Rob Farber.
 
Eurasian wigeon male reported continuing at San Elijo Lagoon by Sean Buchanan.
Greater scaup female reported continuing at San Elijo Lagoon by Robert Patton and Sean Buchanan.
Yellow-crowned night-heron reported continuing at Del Mar Public Works by Joni Ciarletta, Jerry Bischoff, Denise Riddle, and Lesley Marples.
Zone-tailed hawk reported continuing at lake Hodges by Tracy Henchbarger, Clark Mahrdt, Stacy McCline, Ed Hall, Ken Weaver, and Jim Zimmer.
Golden-crowned kinglet reported continuing near Crest Canyon/San Dieguito Lagoon by Dan King.
Summer tanager reported continuing in Solana Beach by Paul Lehman.
Western tanager found in El Camino Memorial Park by Hank Ingersoll, and at San Diego Botanic Garden by Manolo Turner and Gretchen Nell.
Dark-eyed (slate-colored) junco found at Sandburg Park in Mira Mesa by Jeff Spaulding and family.
Bullock’s oriole reported continuing in Solana Beach by Paul Lehman.
Lawrence’s goldfinch reported continuing in Fairbanks Ranch by Paul Lehman.
 
Greater white-fronted goose reported in San Dieguito River Valley by Paul Lehman, Phil Unitt, and David Trissel.
Cackling goose reported in San Dieguito River Valley by Phil Unitt and David Trissel.
Wood duck reported in Poway by Kirsten Winter and Jack Daynes.
Hooded merganser reported in Rancho Bernardo by Tim Burr, and in San Dieguito River Valley by Phil Unitt.
Northern fulmar reported offshore by Robert Patton, Stan Walens, and Paul Lehman.
Least bittern reported at Lake Miramar by Bruce Rideout.
Thayer’s gull reported continuing at Lake Miramar by Bruce Rideout and Paul Lehman.
Glaucous-winged gull reported continuing at Lake Miramar by Bruce Rideout and Paul Lehman, and at Torrey Pines beach by Robert Patton.
Caspian tern reported off Del Mar by Robert Patton.
Parasitic jaeger reported offshore by Robert Patton, Stan Walens, and Paul Lehman.
Sapsucker sp. reported in Harmony Grove by Patti Koger, Kathy Aldern, Carol Manning, and Jane Mygatt.
Downy woodpecker reported at San Elijo by Sean Buchanan, and in Encinitas by Barbara Swanson.
Barn swallow reported along the beach at Torrey Pines by David Holway.
Mountain chickadee reported in Harmony Grove by Kathy Aldern’s group, at Stagecoach Park by Tuck Russell, in Encinitas by Steve Cameron, Sue Smith, and Rita Campbell, and in Poway by Kirsten Winter and Jack Daynes.
Red-breasted nuthatch reported in Del Mar by Robert Patton.
White-breasted nuthatch reported by multiple groups.
Yellow-rumped (myrtle) warbler reported in Solana Beach by Paul Lehman.
Black-throated gray warbler reported in Del Mar by Paul Lehman, and photographed in Encinitas by Barbara Swanson.
Wilson’s warbler reported at San Dieguito Park by Joni Ciarletta’s group, and in Olivenhain by Betsy Vixie.
Purple finch in Harmony Grove by Kathy Aldern’s group.
Pine siskin reported in Rancho Bernardo by Tim Burr and by Allen Bond.
 
American wigeon x green-winged teal hybrid reported at San Elijo by Sean Buchanan.  Glaucous-winged x herring gull hybrid reported continuing at Lake Miramar by Bruce Rideout and Paul Lehman.  Costa’s hummingbird male reported in Del Mar by Robert Patton.Birds seen within the week of the count but not on the day of the count included Bald eagle at Lake Hodges reported by Lisa Ruby.
 
 I apologize for any mistakes, misspellings, etc.  Thanks again to all who participated.Happy new year!Robert PattonSan Diego, CA