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Yellow-headed Blackbird and others at Sweetwater Reservoir

Birded Sweetwater Reservoir Saturday morning February 8, 2020.  Interesting birds included a female-type Yellow-headed Blackbird near the eastern limit of public access on the south shore.  From this area I also observed 3 Canvasbacks on the lake and a Bald Eagle on the north shore.  I only had binoculars and the eagle was quite distant; but it appeared to have a solid white head and tail of an adult.  Finally, there was a singing Grasshopper Sparrow just west of the fishing access parking lot.  The bird was seen with a scope as it sang; it would sing the "tik-tik-teeeeeeeeeez" part of its song, but it did not sing the jumbled musical notes that often follow. 

Jeremiah Stock
Santee CA
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