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Masked Booby, final chapter; Buff-breasted Sandpiper, not final chapter?

Dear friends,

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is old news now, but I was surprised to see it
still here, 12:45-1:00 PM today 31 Oct, on the westernmost ball field at
Robb Field–the Snow Bunting field for those who remember back to 2009. Over
the past couple of weeks it has learned to be indifferent to soccer players,
as today it foraged, paying them little mind, while they ran back and forth
scarcely 20 feet from it.

Also, the Masked Booby picked up at Del Mar on 2 September 2020 finally
failed its second round of rehabilitation. Lexi Mena of Sea World was kind
enough to deliver the carcass to me at the museum on Thursday. Yesterday Lea
Squires skinned it and will complete the stuffing and stitching on
Tuesday–SDNHM 56611.

Good birding,

Philip Unitt
San Diego
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