Odds & Ends, SF, 07/01/07

Paul Saraceni

This morning i did a 1-hr. ocean watch from the Cliff House terrace, followed by a visit to the SE bayshore of SF.

Observations of local interest:

Cliff House:
Surf Scoter 4
Com. Loon 1 (basic plumage; flying N)
Pacific Loon 1 (alt. plumage; on the Ocean)
Black Oystercatcher 2
Com. Murre 100s (including several on Seal Rock)
Harbor Porpoise 2

S. end of Ocean Beach:
Osprey 1 (flying over beach; perhaps same individual observed today by Alan H. @ L. Merced)

Bayshore -- Agua Vista (no Black Skimmers today) to Candlestick Pt. SRA:
Snowy Egret 3 @ India Basin, 3 @ Yosemite Creek
Turkey Vulture 1 @ IB
Am. Kestrel 1 m. @ Heron's Head
Black Oysterctacher 3 @ HH. 2 @ Double Rock (incl. 1 on nest)
Long-billed Curlew 1 @ IB, 1 flying over Yosemite Creek
Willet 1 (alt. plumage) @ HH
Forster's Tern 1 @ HH, 1 @ Candlestick
BANK SWALLOW 1 @ Pier 94 (the 1st I've observed on the Bay side of SF)
Bullock's Oriole 1 imm. @ Cansdlestick (nr. westernmost parking lot/picnic area)

Spot-winged Glider (dragonfly) 1 @ HH
Bat Ray 1 (swimming close to shore) @ Candlestick Cove

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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