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Rose-breasted vs. Parula vs. Summer; & the last western migrants

4:33 pm

The record-setting spring totals of Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Northern Parula, and coastal-slope Summer Tanagers continue to march forward, slowly but surely. As of today, 13 June, the season totals (since mid-May) are:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak:  20
Northern Parula:  17
Summer Tanager:  14
As for western migrants, the usual end-of-season late migrants continue to dribble through along the coast, with several Western Wood-Pewees and a Willow Flycatcher the past couple days. The other species which often are included in the mid-June mix are Swainson’s Thrush and Western Tanager. MIGRANT sightings of any of these species starting in another couple days become more notable.
The THREE Neotropic Cormorants continued together today, with a couple Double-cresteds, in the San Diego River channel from Robb Field–having set now a new single-site concentration high count for the county.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego