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big numbers of Black-vented Shearwaters Encinitas

big numbers of Black-vented Shearwaters Encinitas
By {authorlink} – 11:19 am

i routinely look out in the ocean from Beacons beach (west end of Leucadia Blvd) and its been pretty dead for awhile . At least the last 3 days theres  theres been big numbers of Black vents from at least the north end of Solana Beach to the south end of Carlsbad. Sometimes easity seen with the naked eye   Today at Beacons Beach at 730 AM from the comfort of my warm car i estimated 10000..
Counting 50 at a time for 15 seconds i got 300 , times 4 1200 a minute times some mintutes  it thought 10k was a good guess.   I was there for 5 to 10 minutes
    The bait balls are likley around   Lots of common dolphin seen south end of carlsbad heading north in a hurry   some snap shots of the streaminng shearwaters  are in my ebird report

steve brad
leucadia/mammoth lakes