summering shorebirds and minor miscellanea


lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

In the miscellanea category, landbird migrants have thinned considerably (no surprise!), with a migrant Pacific-slope Flycatcher at the Tijuana Estuary on 8 June, and a W. Wood-Pewee and Willow Flycatcher in Encinitas on 7 June. There was still a lingering Northern Fulmar off La Jolla on 4 June, where also a lingering/summering Black Turnstone. And speaking of presumed summering shorebirds, today's (8 June) totals of non-breeders on public-access sections of South San Diego Bay were:

Black-bellied Plover: 40

Semipalmated Plover: 20

Whimbrel: 3

Long-billed Curlew: 11

Marbled Godwit: XX

Ruddy Turnstone: 2

Black Turnstone: 2

Red Knot: 9 (surprisingly 6 of the 9 were in partial or full alternate plumage)

Western Sandpiper: 13

Short-billed Dowitcher: 80 (2 in alternate)

Greater Yellowlegs: 6

Willet: XX

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

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