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Tropical Kingbird & miscellanea

On Saturday the 17th, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was associated with a roost of about 25 Cassin's Kingbirds in Nestor Park. This is likely a returning bird, as there was one with the roosting Cassin's there for part of last winter or two as well. The birds appear high up in the larger sycamore trees in the southern section of the park right after dawn–today from 6:15 to 6:35 AM. They stay for about 15 minutes or so before quickly dispersing widely for the day. Presumably one could also try for them in the late afternoon, just before dusk, as they come back to the night-time roost, but I have not tried that. The AMERICAN REDSTART continues at the north end of the park.  Otherwise, all I saw this AM were 3 Bullock's Orioles at Sunyslope Park, a Yellow Warbler at Montgomery Waller Park, and a Western Tanager at Swiss Park.

–Paul Lehman,  San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports