Yellow-throated Vireo, Mount Soledad & Point Loma miscellanea
On Friday morning, Dave Povey has a sporadically singing YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in his yard out east in Dulzura. It was still singing a bit up until just after 10:30 AM, but has gotten quieter since–no surprise. He says he still had it at 11AM. If anyone wants to give it a hail mary and try for it later today, or tomorrow morning, feel free to contact him. But there is no "one spot" in his large yard to check. This is close to a typical "first date" for spring Yellow-throated Vireos in s. California.
Following the huge flight on Weds, the past two early mornings at Mount Soledad in La Jolla have had far fewer migrants (150 on Thurs, around 100 on Friday) but they have included several species of interest. On Thursday our coastal rarities were a Townsend's Solitaire (c/o Nicole Desnoyers) and a Purple Martin (c/o David Holway). And today they were a cooperative Gray Flycatcher, 2 Pine Siskins, and a few more Hammond's Flycatchers, Cassin's Vireos, and Lawrence's Goldfinch. Yesterday, there was a good number of migrants in residential Point Loma, including 6 Hammond's Flycatchers at Pt. Loma Nazarene University, but today the numbers of migrants there is notably fewer, although a new female Calliope Hummingbird turned up (but looked unsettled).
–Paul Lehman, San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports