It was another beautiful day in the mountains of San Diego. During lunch at the Desert View picnic area we talked of the California Condor that had wondered over the Lagunas a few years ago from the Mexican highlands where they are being released. Maybe one day we will see this with our own eyes. Something to hope for.
Thank you for your help today in spotting some good birds. I decided to ID the mystery warbler as just a warbler species even though Ryan was 99 percent sure it was a Wilson’s.
As always, please email me with any corrections, additions.
Laguna Mtns.--Agua Dulce Creek, San Diego, US-CA Jun 21, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:10 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: This was a Palomar Audubon sponsored bird walk. There was very little water in the creek which didn't extend far from the pumphouse. 34 species (+1 other taxa) Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus) 7 California Quail (Callipepla californica) X Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) X Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2 One hawk had very dark wings. Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 4 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) X Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) X Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) X Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) X Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) X Heard only. Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) X American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) X Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) X The Olive-sided Flycatcher was found 50 meters southwest of the pumphouse. Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) X Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) X Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii) X Heard only. Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) X Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X Common Raven (Corvus corax) X Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) X Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) X White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) X Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) X House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) X Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) X American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) X warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.) X The two birders who saw this warbler felt it was a Wilson's. Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) X Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) X Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) X Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) X Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18856202