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Wednesday afternoon Hooded Warbler update

Wednesday afternoon Hooded Warbler update
By – 1:32 pm
After a many-hour vigil of not seeing the male Hooded Warbler of uncertain age at the end of Albatross Street and nearby yards since the brief sighting today at 8:30 this morning by Nathan et al, the bird was finally refound a few minutes after 1:00 p.m. at a slightly new spot as follows: Between the second to last building on the left and the last house on the left is a walkway used by that second to last building which is actually an apartment building with multiple units. If you walk down that pathway to the west past the clothes line you get to the end by several trash cans under a large pepper tree, and the warbler was on the ground and on the little fence under the pepper tree on two occasions. You can also access this site by walking over to the next street west of Albatross, which is Brant, and walk to the north end of it and you end up right at the same trash cans and pepper tree. Clearly the bird is covering a bit of distance and will undoubtedly end up back at the original area at the end of Albatross as well. And be aware that the last two or three houses on the right side of Albatross have excellent hooded warbler habitat in their yards.And it turns out that the person who photographed the bird back on the 30th of October and posted it to iNaturalist as an unknown entry lives in the last house on the left of Albatross and the bird was photographed in their backyard.A good way of locating the bird is when it calls, and it gives a quiet version of the typical California Towhee “chink.” Unfortunately there are also California Towhees in the area!Paul Lehman, Joe Alsadi, et al.Sent from the all new AOL app for Android