Long-tailed Jaeger, Common Terns, and Sabine's Gulls Aug. 25, 2019
Four of us spent much of the day at the extreme southwest corner of San Diego county, with the mistaken belief we might see a Cook's Petrel there. Very quiet today. We all commented that we were thankful that the previous week's trip in this zone had turned up a good number of birds.
We did have a large flock of 100-125 Common Terns near the 182 along the Thirty Mile Bank., and that flock was briefly harassed by a young Long-tailed Jaeger.
We had an area of feeding terns mid San Diego Trough. Most Elegants, with a few Common Terns, and a number of Sabine's Gulls. A Parasitic Jaeger was seen there.
No boobies today. We did not find a storm-petrel raft at the normal raft area on The Thirty Mile Bank, shearwater and storm-petrel numbers were very low, and the only alcid was a lone Cassin's Auklet. We found scattered Red-necked Phalaropes, and had a flight of dowitchers was well offshore.
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