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Townsend's Solitaire in Point Loma neighborhood

At about 9:00 this morning (March 1), I found a Townsend's Solitaire perched on a wire across the east end of Dudley St. (in Point Loma), just before the dirt path starts down the hill. Seems an odd time of year for one in this location.  The light was poor, but here's what I saw and heard: The bird was the right size, slim, dull brownish gray with a thin white eye ring and small dark bill.  It had a small, faintly rusty patch on the wing (thus closest to Sibley's "drab-winged adult").  It sang a melodious song very quietly.  Unfortunately, it flew while I was trying to check the song on my phone, so I didn't see where it went.

Sara Mayers
Point Loma (San Diego)
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports