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Birds of San Diego, 100510

From VV's garden, I could see this tree which seemed to have

HOUSE SPARROWS

instead of leaves...



sparrow tree near vv's home 100510







A common bird around San Diego is the

CALIFORNIA TOWHEE

california towhee? 080510



I got what Mary Dueren of the St.Louis Audubon Society has provisionally id'd for me as the

CACTUS WREN

Update...Mary says this is the Bewick's Wren.


Here's one, sitting on a Torrey Pine:

songbird on pine 100510

and its closeup:


un id songbird video on youtube 100510 tp

I got it singing beautifully:




I saw this Hawk, and I am waiting for word on whether it's a Cooper's (more likely!) or a Sharp-shinned Hawk:

coopers? hawk san diego 080510

This

WRENTIT

cocked its white eye at me from some bushes:

un id white-eyed bird tp 100510

I've not yet been able to id this bird: Update, Mary Dueren of the St.Louis Audubon Society says her group has finally decided it's a

CANYON TOWHEE

un id jay-like bird torrey pines 100510

waiting for the Audubon Society response....



Earlier, I had got quick shot of this

FIELD SPARROW:

field sparrow sd 080510

the HOUSEFINCH looked a little different from the ones that tried to nest at home:


housefinch 100510



This

BLACK PHOEBE was busy eating:


black phoebe sd 080510




The BROWN PELICAN and the DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT are in

this post about La Jolla
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