warbler hits & misses 11-11-21
By – 7:36 am
Following up on Paul & Jeremiah’s posts with more details just so others don’t think re-finding these are a quick slam dunk – they clearly forage through these areas in a circuit and disappear from the spots of their previous sightings for extended periods of time:Tierrasanta Blvd, ESE of intersection with Tambor – Painted Redstart – initially very cooperative and calling, foraging along street-facing edge of closest large ficus on the west side of the SDGE gate from 7 am to 7:08, briefly seen in the next ficus to the south but then it disappeared for 30 min; then it reappeared about 30m to the east of the SDGE gate around 7:40, again calling & in view foraging in pine & multiple ornamentals near the street and sidewalk, slowly working westward, then it flew back to its original location west of the gate around 7:45.
Allied Gardens Community Park – lark & chipping sparrows, female Townsend’s warbler, but Elizabeth & I were unable to re-find previously reported plumbeous vireo or black-throated green warbler.
Town Center Community Park West, Santee – Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler – Jeremiah and I had each independently unsuccessfully covered the area where the warblers eventually showed up, noting it was very quiet except for sparrows, munia, & a female Townsend’s warbler; likewise, very quiet south of the restroom where they had also been previously reported; on returning together about 20 min later to the path running eastward between the ballfields from the restroom to the interior park road, the area was much birdier, including bushtits, warblers, and goldfinches; around 10:15, we spotted the blackburnian and the chestnut-sided foraging in a sycamore on the south side of the path, about midway between the restroom and road to the east; they then shifted eastward, foraging along the path through sycamores, cottonwoods, and crepe myrtles, before returning to the sycamore we’d first seen them in; we’d lost sight of the chestnut-sided for several minutes, but then re-found it with each of the three of us getting good looks at both birds through 10:45.
Kearny Mesa Community Park, Linda Vista – Elizabeth & I were unable to re-find previously reported Hamond’s flycatcher, northern parula, or Nashville warbler (but not surprising given the heat and that it was the middle of the day).Good luck!Robert PattonSan Diego, CA