hey there.....just an update for today Jan 5
Today, Andrew Birch, Thom Rahn and I went down to San Diego and
worked our way back up to LA county
The MASKED BOOBY was showing extremely well this morning. It flew off
at around 8 AM (although we heard later that it came back mid-
The HARLEQUIN DUCK at De Anza cove in the SE corner of Mission Bay
was sitting on a buoy near the boat docks.
At the San Diego River Flood Control Channel we had 1 REDDISH EGRET
and 3 LITTLE BLUE HERONS.
The female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER showed well at the Orange County
Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa shortly after noon. It was in the elms
between the Amphitheatre and Arlington Rd (Park in Lot 4). Along the
hillslope of the Amphitheatre, there was a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
and a HERMIT WARBLER in a mixed species flock (moving around in the
We then went on over to El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach and
found Kimball Garrett's BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. It was extremely
cooperative and we got good views for about 20 minutes until we got
bored and moved on. It was in a pine tree along the fenceline which
separates the archery range from Area II. It was towards the western
end of the fenceline and stayed at about mid-height in a pine tree
during the whole time we were observing it. It was hanging out with a
mixed species flock of Yellow-rumps, several Townsend's and one Black-
throated Gray Warbler. Nice bird.