Trip Report–Lindo Lake, 5/23/2015

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.

61 species

Greater White-fronted Goose Years-long resident of Lindo Lake
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
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.


Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
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.

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
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.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Song Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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Leader: Jack Friery

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