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Pigeon guillemots at seawatch

I spent the morning in La Jolla doing a seawatch. Very quiet morning with most birds way off shore. At about 9:30 I saw 3 alcids approaching the kelp beds at a diagonal from the north. I assumed they were Cassins Auklets, but as they became more broadside to my position I could see the white patches on the upper surface of the wings . They stayed on the far side of the kelp beds as they passed – too far for photos, and I did not pick up any red on the feet. The general look was of all dark birds with flashing white on wings.

Nancy Christensen

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
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