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Miscellaneous including Franklin’s update

8:55 am

Around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, presumably the same lingering Franklins Gull that had been in the east arm of Lower Otay Lake is now swimming around with Bonapartes in the north arm as viewed from along Wueste Road. Clearly the birds move around various parts of the lake. Earlier this morning there’s a calling Ridgways Rail at the top end of Sweetwater Reservoir, which I believe is the first record for Sweetwater and adds another new inland locale for this species. A seawatch yesterday at La Jolla was pretty uneventful though there were moderate numbers of Sooty Shearwaters feeding close to shore early on.

Paul Lehman, San Diego