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Lesser Black-backed Gull continues, Friday seawatch

The adult Lesser Black-backed Gull continues late Friday morning (11-11:30AM) on the beach near the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, per B. Carlson.  The bird was missed by multiple observers over a few hours during the early afternoon on Weds (before being seen around 4PM), but then it was missed altogether yesterday from at least between 2:45-4:45 PM–so clearly its occurrence at this site is rather unpredictable.

This morning's La Jolla seawatch in the wind was well attended by 10+ birders. A good flight of ca. 4000 southbound Surf Scoters was espied, accompanied by a single Long-tailed Duck and White-winged Scoter. The most unusual bird of the morning was a white-rumped storm-petrel seen briefly only by Gary N. Also observed were about 7 southbound Common Murres, only 1 or 2 Cassin's Auklets, over 20 Red Phalaropes, and a number of Parasitic Jaegers. A whopping 3 Black-vented Shearwaters were the only shearwaters…

–Paul Lehman,  San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports