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Tundra swan mission bay

An immature tundra swan landed off Kendall Frost and walked up on sand here at about 09:00: (32.7912070, -117.2295653)

Flock on!

Elias/Ηλία
Arcata CA/en plein air
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Re: Red-necked Grebe

The grebe swam way out and headed towards the bait barge.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
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Red-necked Grebe

Currently in view from area between the fishing pier and the boat launch at Shelter Island. Returning bird from previous winters.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Use caution in North County

In case anyone didn’t see this in the news, earlier this week a 68 year old female hiker walking alone in the morning was stabbed to death in Hosp Grove in Carlsbad. The area is across the street from Buena Vista Lagoon on the east side of the 5. The suspect is still at large. With upcoming CBCs in the area and large groups being discouraged because of Covid, USE CAUTION and DON’T GO ALONE. There are several hotspots and parks within walking distance of the murder scene.

Paula Theobald
Oceanside
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Short-eared Owl, Fiesta Island, 27 Nov 2020

Tried Nancy C's suggestion once or twice last winter, but scans over the grounds at Mission Bay- FI between sunset and darkness turned up no owls,

But success today, and no waiting needed! Upon getting out of the car in that section of road between the berms about ten minutes before sunset, a bird was sighted flying around. Soon, two S-E Owls and one (fem/imm) Harrier were seen over the brushy area to the north.

County life-list 383. Thanks again, Nancy :-)

Paul Chad
University City
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

LBBG continues

FYI to any who may be even slower than I am to find rare birds:  good news, the Lesser Black-backed Gull was on the beach at the Hotel del Coronado, about 50 yards north of the rock jetty, at 2:30 p.m. today.  The LBBG and its WEGU buddies were totally unfazed by at least 100 hominids in the same area. 

  

Phil Pryde 
San Carlos 

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports