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Little Stint has returned

Presumably the same Little Stint is back for another season at the salt works, on Saturday morning, it is currently sleeping with lots of Westerns at the southeast corner of the pond that's at the end of 13th Street. Given the number of peep and the distances involved it basically is dumb luck to get on the bird if you don't know where it is, even though it's in breeding plumage. And needless to say when it goes to sleep it is much much harder to pick out. An excellent scope is essential. A breeding plumaged black turnstone here may well be an early fall arrival rather than a summering bird.

Earlier in the morning at Emory Cove on the Silver Strand there was the continuing reddish egret and probably the same one-year-old common tern I saw at J Street a few days ago. Emory is also where the dumb flamingo hangs out.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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