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Rose-br. Grosbeak and overall migrants, “stakeout” Harris’s Hawk near Mission Valley

Rose-br. Grosbeak and overall migrants, “stakeout” Harris’s Hawk near Mission Valley

By – 10:44 am

Early this morning, 21 May, there was a singing Rose-breasted Grosbeak in residential Point Loma near the intersection of Dupont X Albion, although it was moving around and then once it shut up it went MIA. Other migrants seen today at multiple sites around Point Loma included 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher, 5 W. Wood-Pewees, 1 Willow Flycatcher, 1 Swainson’s Thrush, 2 Yellow & 1 Townsend’s Warblers, 8 Western Tanagers, and 1 Black-headed Grosbeak. This is an actual improvement over the past two days in the number of landbird migrants where I have birded (e.g., TRV, Jacumba).

Very limited lingering waterfowl include Green-winged Teal at the J Street mudflats and 2 American Wigeon in the San Diego River channel.

Not sure what the sales pitch is with this one to encourage gambling, but a new billboard along northbound Highway 163 just north of I-8 for Harrah’s Casino features a Harris’s Hawk! Please do not eBird it.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego