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Varied Thrush and warblers

Went this morning (Sunday around 8:30AM) to Fort Rosecrans to look for the Varied Thrush.  It did show up a couple of times, spent bulk of its time when present near and in the bushes at the very start of the Northern Most Loop in the road, east side of Cabrillo Monument Drive.  When you are at the start of the northern loop and look west you will see some bushes just east of the western fence.  It spent time on the ground in and in front of those bushes when it was present.

Also saw a couple of Accipiter hawks fly by, the Nashville and Palm Warbler(s) were pretty prominent all morning foraging in the grass in front of the headstones in that same area, west of the loop and east of the bushes.  Also seen were tons of Say's Phoebes, Black Phoebe's, Yellow Rumped Warblers, a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Common Raven, American Kestrel, Western Bluebird, Red-Tailed Hawk and lesser goldinch.
Spent saturday afternoon @ El Monte Park in Lakeside looking to get decent sunny photos of Lark Sparrows.  I never really got them outside of the shade.  Present there were numerous Nuttall's Woodpeckers, Lark Sparrows, Dark Eyed Junco, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, White-Crowned Sparrows, Hermit Thrush, and Western Bluebirds.
-Roger Uzun
Poway CA

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