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Sorry gang, my bad. All three adult boobies were Nazca Boobies. Seen as we returned to San Diego Bay about 8:30-8:40 a.m. this morning  (9-6-19). They were in flight on the west side of the bay between Shelter Is. and going towards the navy fuel pier. I'm not sure whether they're any photos as this was the end of a five day trip. Maybe 5-6 birders still active.

It would be interesting to see if any ships have come in form South America of Panama Canal over the last couple of days?

Other Highlights for the San Diego Co, portion of the trip were:
An Adult Nazca Booby near the Thirty Mile Bank on the Sept. 2
Several pairs of Craveri's Murrelets (3-4?) on the Thirty Mile.   9-2-19
Three Long-tailed Jaegers S.D.Trough and Thirty Mile Bank  9-2-19
Four Black Oystercatchers on Ballast Point  9-2-19
One Parastic Jaeger on 9-2 ,and two on on 9-6-19
One Pomarine Jaeger on 9-2
A large distant flying alcid . Likely a  Rhinoceros Auklet .  Nine Mile Bank around dawn   9-6-19. Certainly early, but we had one well seen on day two south of Santa Cruz Is. Not a Common Murre. some of which have been seen this summer.
Other sightings:
Pink-footed Shearwater    now our most abundant shearwater.
Sooty Shearwater
Black-vented Shearwater   one at Thirty Mile Bank.
Black Storm-Petrel   very small numbers
Leach's Storm-Petrel  chapmani   dang near as many as Blacks
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope very few
Sabine's Gull    good numbers all trip long, but not seen on the morning of the 6th.
Common Tern
Elegant Tern
No Least Storm-Petrel ( none seen anywhere for the five day trip), or Ashy Storm-Petrels, no other boobies, no tropicbird, or alcids, in local waters.
Two Byrde's W.hales just before the Thirty Mile Bank was only the second time I'd seen that  species in S.D. wasters.
Sorry again for the confusion on the S.D.Bay Nazca Boobies,
Dave Povey

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports