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returning Hepatic Tanager, and miscellanea

returning Hepatic Tanager, and miscellanea
By – 7:47 am
On Friday morning the 7th, the female Hepatic Tanager is back for yet another winter in North Clairemont Community Park and Rec Center. Right after dawn there was a riot of activity in the heavily blooming blue gum eucalyptus that’s growing out of the bottom of the canyon at the very top end of the canyon toward the east end of the park. In addition to the Hepatic, there were at least four Western tanagers, a female Orchard Oriole, and two Bullocks Orioles, a female and a young male. I could have easily missed something. The lighting is not very good looking into that tree first thing in the morning, but that’s where the birds are. After a while they started also alternating between that tree and the couple very large eucalyptus up on top of the slope next to the lawn immediately to the north, where you are standing. Guess it’s time for the year-listing Top 100s to descend on this park now….Yesterday morning, the 6th, there was an adult male Vermilion flycatcher and a Northern Rough- winged Swallow at a pond on Admiral Baker Golf Course, which is visible with a scope looking south from the east end of Tierrasanta Boulevard in Tierrasanta. For lighting purposes, morning only. A new Western tanager in West Shepherd Canyon.Paul Lehman, San DiegoSent from the all new AOL app for Android