In song – Northern Parula in Point Loma

[All photographs copyright, Gary Nunn 2015] – Today 02 June 2015 I decided to go and look for the singing Northern Parula Setophaga americana reported by Matt Sadowski yesterday in the wooded neighborhood of far Point Loma. Following the directions Matt gave, searching just east of Catalina Blvd. in the unpaved alley south of Dudley St., I soon heard the distinctive song, a buzzy trill, high up in a large eucalyptus tree. I attracted it down a little closer with some low volume playback and managed to get a few photographs before it shot off behind me at high speed. A nice addition to the assortment of eastern vagrant birds in Point Loma over the past few days! The alleyways of the wooded neighborhood in Point Loma can be productive for birders to investigate and numerous vagrants have surfaced here in both spring and fall migration seasons. If you have time it is definitely worth the effort to walk these back alleys and listen out for unusual birdsong!

Northern Parula – Point Loma, San Diego County, California 02 June 2015 (© Gary Nunn)

Northern Parula – Point Loma, San Diego County, California 02 June 2015 (© Gary Nunn)

Northern Parula – Point Loma, San Diego County, California 02 June 2015 (© Gary Nunn)

Northern Parula – Point Loma, San Diego County, California 02 June 2015 (© Gary Nunn)

Northern Parula – Point Loma, San Diego County, California 02 June 2015 (© Gary Nunn)

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