Two Loon day at Bolsa Chica
Today my wife and I birded Bolsa Chica. We had a Common Loon across the wooden foot bridge about 100 yards down the trail. There was a Red-throated Loon in the Wintersburg Channel. Other birds of note a Loggerhead Shrike at the far end of the Pocket Pond. A Merlin in a tree (close to where the Osprey hangs out) on the trail side of the Pocket Pond. On the way back to the parking lot we stopped at the view point just before the wooden foot bridge there was Bonaparte's Gull on the sandbar.
Photo of the Merlin on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/107921944@N04/with/47231552632/