SLO Co Birds 22 Jan 2000

Mike Stiles

Today around Morro Bay Tom Edell, Marlin Harms, and I had long looks at
the NELSON SHARP-TAILED SPARROW near the Marina. This bird is best seen
at high tide. Park at the dirt lot across from the campground kiosk and
follow the trail. The bird was in some Sagebrush (Artemesia) just where
the trail turns west. We also saw one BLACK SKIMMER fly by.

In the afternoon from the Audubon Overlook I saw a male Eurasian Wigeon.
I also saw a Royal Tern acting like a skimmer, flying with its bill in
the water. I've never seen that behavior before.

Mike Stiles
Los Osos, CA