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La Jolla Cove: 10K sooty shearwaters

Two days ago at the cove I had two black vented shearwaters. Yesterday I watched another 70 or so fly in from the south. This morning I got an email from Paul about an influx of shearwaters. I’ll let him post about his numbers. After I was a finished my appointments this morning I came to the cove at about 1130 to see a huge torrent of sooty shearwaters flying south. In 30 minutes I’ve counted approximately 10,000 streaming past plus an uncounted number of black vented shearwaters. Hundreds of storm-petrels as well. One with a white-rump: No idea on identification.

Some scoters and Pac loons heading north.

A good scope is necessary.

Stan Walens, San Diego
May 29, 2020; 12:12 pm
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports