Tennessee Warbler, Summer Tanager
Despite the continued low number of passerine migrants I've been seeing the past 5 or 6 days, today (14 May) there was a Tennessee Warbler and a Summer Tanager in residential Point Loma. The warbler was in a eucalyptus with small white flowers near the intersection of Dupont X Gage, but it and its Townsend's companion were last seen hurtling out to the east; and the tanager, a female, was with a couple Western Tanagers on Dupont, immediately west of Silvergate. My total of landbird migrants this morning was 13 birds (otherwise, W. Tanagers, W. Vireos, and Townsend's), but that's actually more than on the previous several days' birding at Point Loma and down in the Tijuana River Valley/Imperial Beach, where I was seeing just high single digits daily.
BTW, the Silk Oak trees this spring seemed to be running a bit late with their blooms, but in the past few days I've been noticing more of the migrants finally using them–especially as the Bottlebrush are wrapping up their blooming.
In other news, the 3 Cattle Egrets continue at the Sunset ball fields on 13 May, and there were 4 pairs of Redheads at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar (the only consistent nesting site in the county in recent years) on 11 May, where a Royal Tern on the EAST side of I-5 was actually already farther inland than normal for that species. A lingering young, faded Glaucous-winged Gull was on the J Street mudflats.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego
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