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Batiquitos Reddish Egrets

Of local interest to north county birders perhaps, a walk today with my daughter, wife and dog (all birders except the dog) along the Batiquitos Lagoon North Bluff trail (just east of the railroad tracks)  turned up a mature Reddish Egret canopy hunting along the north shore. At a later stop at the pump station along the 101, to check out a possible second Egret in the pool between the 101 and the railroad tracks spotted by my daughter, there was a presumed Immature Reddish Egret molting into mature plumage along the west shore, along with a nice collection of terns. Pictures of this strangely multicolored egret are available.

Michael Martin

Oceanside, CA

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