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Scarlet, Tennessee, Gray-headed

On Monday morning, the Scarlet Tanager continues at Villa La Jolla park, and as before in the northwest corner of the park, although today it was totally by itself and not with the Western tanagers, which I did not see. Also the continuing Plumbeous Vireo farther south in the park that is returning for its second or third winter at least. Over at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool area the multiple, long staying Black Oystercatchers continue as well.

Yesterday, Sunday, there was a Tennessee Warbler next to the clubhouse building at the Presidio Hills pitch and putt golf course. After a flurry of Tennessee records in September, they seem to have thinned out quite a bit in October, with only a couple birds seen this month. In the northeast corner of Balboa Park there was a continuing "Sate colored" junco and an adult male Bullock's Oriole that will presumably winter there.

And back on Friday there was a new "Gray-headed" Junco at Point Loma. It has been a good month for them in the county.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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