The bird was still at El Toro Community Park in Lake Forest as of about 11am Sunday, Feb3. It was in the two large leafing sycamores located east of the driving range and west of the bike paths. The easiest way to get close to the trees is to park in the lot at the corner of Jeronimo Rd and Alisos Blvd., and scan the trees from across the bike paths and creek. You can get across the creek most quickly by walking back to Jeronimo, crossing over the creek and scampering down the short hill and along the fence to the bike path. There was also a Black-throated Gray Warbler in the nearly leafless Sycamores along the west side of the driving range. Take either the #5 or #405 south to a couple of miles south of the "El Toro Y" where the #5 and #405 Fwys come together. Exit either El Toro Rd or Alicia Pky. The park is halfway between these two roads on Jeronimo about 1 mile NE of the Fwy.
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