Ocean Beach, SF, 06/17/07

Paul Saraceni

This mornng (9-11 AM) I did an ocean watch from the southernmost parking lot along the Great Highway.

Observations of local interest:

Surf Scoter 8
Turkey Vulture 1 (flying S over beach)
Com. Loon 3 (basic; on the water)
Red-thr. Loon 1 (basic; on the water)
W. Grebe 12
Clark's Grebe 2
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Brown Pelican 80+
Glaucous-winged Gull 1 imm.
Caspian Tern 5
Pigeon Guillemot 6
Com. Murre 150+

Also, on 6/16 @ 2:45 PM, I observed 60+ SOOTY SHEARWATERS flying N offshore during a 10-minute scan from the N end of Ocean Beach.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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