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Santee Lks Tennessee; Jacumba Solitary, Harris’s, Yellow-headed, Black-chinned

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Tuesday the 3rd, there was a Tennessee Warbler in a flock of Yellow-rumps and W. Bluebirds in the main campground area at Santee Lakes, which is above all the lakes and which hosts lots of nice sycamore, alder, and tipu trees, and a creek running through the middle of much of it. A fair round-trip hike is required.
Also on the 3rd, an early-morning visit to Jacumba produced a rare and getting-late Solitary Sandpiper at the pond, one continuing Harris’s Hawk, a continuing getting-late Black-chinned Hummingbird with the swarms of Anna’s at the feeders near the pond, a dawn-departing roost of blackbirds at the pond included a Yellow-headed and up to 20 Tricoloreds along with other species, as well as a male Vermilion Flycatcher, a total of at least 7 Red-br. Nuthatches around town, and continuing east-edge-of-range Red-sh. Hawk, Cassin’s Kingbird, and White-br. Nuthatch. A reasonable diversity of species resulted in a good local total of 67 species.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego