Below is the eBird report of our walk around Lindo Lake yesterday. The highlights included seven species of flycatchers, with the star being a Willow Flycatcher; two species of parrots (one may have been an interesting hybrid); and a Golden Eagle, fleetingly seen by Trysten Loefke.
Lindo Lake , San Diego, US-CA
May 23, 2015 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Palomar Audubon Society walk.
Greater White-fronted Goose Years-long resident of Lindo Lake
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Golden Eagle: This was an unconfirmed sighting by a very expert young birder. Massive size compared to the crow that was mobbing it. (Nearby sight of crow mobbing a Turkey Vulture moments before provided another size comparison.) Rounded wingtips (no fingers). White patches mid-wing.
Lilac-crowned Parrot: Mixed in with the Lilac-crowned was a parrot first thought to be a White-fronted. (The bird had a distinct white patch above its bill). However, it was later described as a possible Lilac-crowned/White-fronted Parrot hybrid. Photos are available.
Willow Flycatcher: The bird had a gray head, double wing bars, no eye ring, olive back, pale unmarked breast, and a yellow-tinged belly. Photos are available.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23608712
Leader: Jack Friery