south san diego bay misc 1-8-21


Robert Patton
 

Sightings of species of interest this morning in closed portions of South San Diego Bay - posted since likely viewable from other areas:
Black scoter, female - off WSW end of Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve - likely to show up off J St or Coronado Cays.
Common goldeneye, 1 male, 7 female - in W pond 20 - viewable from bikepath between Main St & 13th.
American flamingo, escapee - in Emory Cove.
Lesser yellowlegs - with 4 greater yellowlegs in SE pond 20 (west of dirt pile) - viewable from bikepath between Main St & 13th.
(Little stint NOT seen - tide was dropping & most peeps were shifting to bayshore; only birds on SW pond 23 island NE of 8th St were 5 ring-billed gulls).
Caspian tern - on N shore of saltworks - likely to show up off J St, IB, or Strand.
Glaucous-winged gull, 1st winter - along N shore of saltworks - likely to show up off J St.
Large-billed savannah sparrow, at least 3 - at Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve.
R. Patton
San Diego, CA