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La Jolla Cove, Jan 15

La Jolla Cove, Jan 15
By {authorlink} – 9:43 am

Everyone and their mothers’ uncles was at the Cove this morning. At one point I counted 38 people.

This is more people than birds once again. 
The overnight winds had died down; rain showers were intermittent.
I was there from 6:45–8:30; many people were still there when I left.
Other than a couple thousand black-vented shearwaters, and a couple hundred Bonaparte’s gulls, the birds were the same as usual nearshore species.
A dozen loons of 3 species, 5 surf scoters, a brant, 3 red phalaropes, a pink-footed shearwater and an adult female brown booby were the only slightly unusual species.
3 black oystercatchers. No out of the ordinary gulls.
Winds will be better tomorrow and Tuesday, but it is supposed to rain quite heavily.
Stan Walens, San Diego
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