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Eastern Phoebe, Black Scoter, 1/10


Tom Edell
 

Belated report from yesterday. Nick Belardes found an Eastern Phoebe at the base of the Laguna Lake peninsula yesterday morning. It was not very cooperative, in that it was only seen twice and never stayed in view long. This seems like a good place for this species to winter. A Tropical Kingbird continued near the gazebo and in the tall dead tree at the base of the peninsula. Two adult Snow Geese, at least eight Cackling Geese, and a single female plumaged Hooded Merganser were seen with a scope from the base of the peninsula.

 

I looked for the female plumaged Black Scoter that was seen at Port San Luis on Oct 29 and 31. It was seen feeding with four Surf Scoters east of the Avila Beach Pier in the morning. Two White-winged Scoters were off the Port San Luis Beach. A less than through search failed to turn up the Harlequin Duck or the male Black Scoter.

 

Earlier, the Red Phalarope continued in the Morro Creek lagoon.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Penny Rand
 

Red Phalarope is at Morro Creek this morning.


On Nov 11, 2020, at 7:07 AM, Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell@...> wrote:



Belated report from yesterday. Nick Belardes found an Eastern Phoebe at the base of the Laguna Lake peninsula yesterday morning. It was not very cooperative, in that it was only seen twice and never stayed in view long. This seems like a good place for this species to winter. A Tropical Kingbird continued near the gazebo and in the tall dead tree at the base of the peninsula. Two adult Snow Geese, at least eight Cackling Geese, and a single female plumaged Hooded Merganser were seen with a scope from the base of the peninsula.

 

I looked for the female plumaged Black Scoter that was seen at Port San Luis on Oct 29 and 31. It was seen feeding with four Surf Scoters east of the Avila Beach Pier in the morning. Two White-winged Scoters were off the Port San Luis Beach. A less than through search failed to turn up the Harlequin Duck or the male Black Scoter.

 

Earlier, the Red Phalarope continued in the Morro Creek lagoon.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA