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La Jolla Cove, Nov 19: total lunacy

I spent a meager 3.5 hours at the Cove today, before and during the rainstorm..
Had to give up around 2:00 because the rain was torrential; it was raining so hard that visibility was about 100 yards
Flooding on the seawalk and the streets of La Jolla was so bad it was like being on a waterslide.
I could have surfed back to my car.

The morning was calm and overcast.
About 2–3K black-vented shearwaters.
200+ surf scoters
350 loons, mostly Pacific
1 brown booby

In the stronger winds in the early afternoon, the number of loons increased dramatically.
About 2400 Pacific loons; 41 common loons; 3 red-throated loons
800 black-vented shearwaters
600 or so surf scoters and 1 black scoter
5 parasitic and 4 pomarine jaegers

WSW winds tomorrow will be slightly stronger, but the rain is supposed to be constant from before dawn,
with thunderstorms starting late morning and continuing for the rest of the day

Stan Walens, San Diego
Nov 19, 2019; 4:45 pm
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports