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Uncommon Shorebirds - San Dieguito Lagoon Dust Devil Trail

King, Dan
 

A check this afternoon (Sat. August 24) at the subject location off El Camino Real turned up two Lesser Yellowlegs and a Solitary Sandpiper among the more common shorebirds present.  The latter conveniently revealed itself when the mixed flock briefly flushed, and the Solitary called a few times before landing in the open; otherwise, I likely wouldn’t have picked it out of the weeds and heat haze.  Also of potential interest were six Red-necked Phalaropes and one Wilson’s Phalarope. 

Dan King
San Diego