Sutro seawatch 2/17/19

 

Did a seawatch from the observation deck above Sutro Baths this morning from 7-10:30 a.m, joined for parts of the effort by Joachim Gonzalez, Oscar Moss, Jonah & Max Benningfield, Josiah Clark, Eddie Monson and parents.

Some highlights:

Marbled Murrelets - (2) pairs flew by around 9 a.m, then around 9:30 Jonah spotted two on the water and eventually the whole party got scope looks

Red-necked Grebes - (2) floated into view on the dropping tide, north side of the observation deck around 10:20

Red-throated Loons - 1300, carefully counted with Joachim's help, streaming north starting at sunrise

On Thursday morning (2/14), there were (2) Tricolored Blackbirds feeding on Irving and 22nd Avenue with about a dozen Brewer's Blackbirds.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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