La Jolla Cove, July 29, 2019—ho-hum

Stan Walens

Terrible viewing conditions. Overcast, gray skies; haze. No wind. Lots of birds, but swarming 2 miles out.

500-700 black-vented shearwaters
2 black storm-petrels
1 female or subadult brown booby
1 juvenile Heermann’s gull [on the rocks below my bench; first seen 2 days ago; my FOS]
0 alcids

A visiting couple from Pennsylvania saw a FOS black turnstone.

Stan Walens, San Diego
July 29, 2019; 10:30 am

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