This morning (8-21-14) I stumbled across a rare and very early Fall migrant – a Magnolia Warbler. The previous earliest date for this bird in San Diego is September 5. This is an eastern warbler which is considered a vagrant in Southern California.
A fall migrant chipping sparrow showed up at my feeders on 8-16-14. The first migrant sparrow of the Fall.
Other recent sightings follow.
This species, and other Empidonax flycatchers are difficult to distinguish. This might be a more-common Western-wood Pewee, but the color and primary projection look more like a Willow fly.