San Diego Vermillion Flycatcher
I am just forwarding details of a Vermillion Flycatcher in SD county. Not sure if it was already known about.
From: Jeff Gilligan [mailto:jeffgill@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 8:02 AM
To: Lethaby, Nick
Subject: A few unusual birds recently in So. Cal
Sean Williams and I recently completed an 8 day birding swing through So.
Other than stake outs the more rare birds were:s
1 Bank Swallow near the Red Hill Marina at the Salton Sea (January 1). We
first became aware of it due to its distinctive calls.
1 immature Vermillion Flycatcher behind a high school (not far from the park
and grade school where the RTPI was reported) in Nestor while looking for
the Red-throated Pipit. We never saw the RTPI, but got a start when we saw
a Savannah Sparrow among a large flock of Am. Pipits.
All the best.