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Black Oystercatcher near mouth of Tijuana River

I visited the Tijuana River mouth midday on Saturday.  On the way back to the parking area, a juvenile (mostly dark-billed) Black Oystercatcher flew by headed south.  The exact location was near the south end of the berm and the bird stayed about 10 yards offshore.  I watched the bird continue to fly to about the mouth of the actual river, at which point I could no longer see it clearly.  Also in the area were a few previously reported species, 2 Brown Boobies and 2 Large-billed Savannah Sparrows feeding on the piles of kelp washed up on the beach.

Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
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