Seawatch Friday Morning

Finally got my scope repaired after the Birdathon damage back in April (though it was worth it) so I woke up early and spent an hour at Robert Badham watching the sea before work. The good news is that the scope now works again. I’ve missed it sorely over the last couple of months, especially on the monthly Sea & Sage walks at San Joaquin, where we’ve had to make do with a single scope shared among 20+ people. The bad news is that this was not the best morning for a sea watch. The winds weren’t good, and no pelagic species were evident. However I did pull in 15 near-shore species including a Juvenile Wandering Tattler:

  • Mallard
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Snowy Egret
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Wandering Tattler
  • Willet
  • Heermann’s Gull
  • Western Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Mourning Dove
  • Black Phoebe
  • American Crow
  • Northern Mockingbird

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