Reddish Egret at Penasquitos Lagoon
A Reddish Egret (looking like an adult) has been dancing around Penasquitos Lagoon mouth recently and was there again today. It has been a while since I have seen this species here, maybe 3 or 4 years. Maybe others have seen it, but it has not been reported to ebird other than my reports in recent days. There was also a surprising Surf Scoter loafing on the sandbar with the gulls and terns (probably sick?), and may be one of the two Surf Scoters that I have been seeing consistently in the ocean off the river mouth this summer. I looked for the summering Red-breasted Merganser and did not find.
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