Morro Bay SP Marina Boardwalk


Tom Edell
 

We are in the midst of a high tide series that will top out at 6.9 feet on Thursday and Friday evenings. The past two evenings the tide has risen to 5.8 and 6.2 feet and flooded the bay. Lots of waders have been close to the boardwalk though a scope is still useful. On Sunday and Monday, a single basic plumage Red Knot was found roosting with Black-bellied Plovers. This is probably the same bird seen on the bay in June. An adult Ruddy Turnstone was present both nights and was feeding with the dowitchers (only Short-billed heard), godwits, curlews, a few Whimbrels, and Willets. Mixed in are hundreds of Western Sandpipers and fewer Least Sandpipers. Monday evening a single basic plumaged adult Wilson’s Phalarope fed amongst the other shorebirds and two White-faced Ibis flew over the estuary slowly drifting toward South Bay Blvd. https://ebird.org/checklist/S92025258

 

This evening the high tide will be 6.5 feet at 7:28 PM.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA