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TRV/Otay: Palm, White-throated, Yellow-headed, Green-tailed

11:25 am

On Tuesday the 5th, in the area of the TRV Community Gardens near Hollister X Sunset, there was a “Western” Palm Warbler, brightish White-throated Sparrow, and female Yellow-headed Blackbird. The YHBL is a long-staying continuing bird since October that moves around with the blackbird flock between the gardens and the livestock pens toward the ballfields on Sunset. Both the warbler and the sparrow were in the northwest quadrant of the gardens, in the large plot with the many feeders. A fairly bright White-throated has wintered a few years in a row mostly at the opposite end at the extreme southeast corner of the gardens; it had not been reported (yet) this season. Elsewhere in Nestor there was a B-t Gray Warbler.
At Sunnyslope Park in nearby Otay Mesa, a Green-tailed Towhee was along the east edge, as well as 2 Bullock’s Orioles and a Western Tanager.
–Paul Lehman, San Diego