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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Thick-billed Kingbird, Painted Redstart

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Thick-billed Kingbird were seen this morning (Sat Dec 28) at 8:00 AM at the Poggi Creek Greenbelt location (32.5939737,-117.0419776). Seen with large group of Cassin's Kingbirds. At one point, these two rarities were on top of adjacent trees.

The Painted Redstart was seen at 11:00 AM at the Tierrasanta location (32.816774,-117.089098). Flitted constantly. Called frequently. Moved in a circuit through 4 trees on both sides of Tierrasanta Blvd, including the small pine in the median. It repeated this circuit three times in 20 minutes.

David Trissel
San Diego, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports