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Re: miscellanea, inland Red-billed Tropicbirds!

10:19 pm

Dear friends,

 

Thanks to Linda King’s resourcefulness in sleuthing, I was able to get in touch with the wife of the finder of the “Anza-Borrego” Red-billed Tropicbird. Her husband found it while he was plowing a field. The bird was not in the Anza-Borrego Desert in San Diego County but in Terwilliger Valley, 5.1 miles southeast of the community of Anza in Riverside County—and thus represents a first record for that county, if I am not mistaken. Linda kindly sent a link to pictures of the two tropicbirds in rehabilitation at Sea World: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMztQbqeKreU-9Q5CzNAoIb_tPhxDyADPVJA9MDdRylRyvSEwVPPurNgbF2pFVsRg?key=dmhYa0s5STd0WmFYajNYbUU0TlJqWVk4eGxNZk53. Enjoy!

 

Good birding,

 

Philip Unitt

San Diego