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What’s HOT in Fall 2022, 2021, 2022, and 2023–A Comparison

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Here’s a little trip down memory lane, summarizing what rarities were especially numerous in the county (or at least on the coastal slope), compared to “normal,” these past four autumn seasons. Note the several recurring members of the hit parade.
2020
White-winged Dove
Vermilion Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
“Gray-headed” Junco
Green-tailed Towhee
2021
White-winged Dove
Tricolored Heron
Plumbeous Vireo
Purple Martin
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
2022
White-throated Sparrow
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Summer Tanager
2023
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Painted Bunting
–Paul Lehman, San Diego