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Southern California Birding 2013-3, Day 1
So Cal Birding 3-1

October 21, 2013. Birding Point Loma, San Diego. Several Mexican Yellow-green Vireos showed up in Southern California this fall, and after being skunked twice in Ventura, we decided to look for a bird that was being seen at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego. Liz has five family members buried there, so we had extra incentive to visit the cemetery. We left home early and went directly to look for the bird. We spent several hours without luck, and so decided to spend the middle of the day at Cabrillo National Monument, a mile or two farther south along Point Loma, and at the tide pools area. Eventually we returned to Fort Rosecrans to look for the vireo, but again it was not there. Fun birds were seen everywhere, and we got nice photos of a Clay-colored Sparrow and Wandering Tattler at the tide pools, but we never saw the vireo.

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and the infamous vireo tree
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Liz by her parents
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Liz by her grandparents
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Liz by another grandfather
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Cabrillo National Monument overlooking San Diego
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US Submarine putting to sea below Cabrillo National Monument
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Friendly Western Scrub-Jay at Cabrillo National Monument
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Tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument (view S)
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Wandering Tattler
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Clay-colored Sparrow

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