Summer Tanager, Surf Scoters, Brown Booby
Yesterday morning, 25 May, there was a blotchy red and yellow SUMMER TANAGER calling on the Naval Air Station North Island golf course. Jimmy McMorran messaged me to let me know it was still present this morning.
On the 24th, ~750 Western Gulls were piled up on the beach south of Zuniga Jetty amongst a feeding flock of terns and pelicans, and ~50 Surf Scoters were apparently summering there and away from their usual haunts off IB or in south San Diego Bay. A check of the NASNI golf course on that day yielded a Western Wood-pewee and two Ash-throated Flycatchers (a species that may even be breeding in Coronado?).
On the 23rd, Nicole and I walked about 2 miles north on the beach from Camp Surf but a BROWN BOOBY offshore and a Black Turnstone onshore were the only birds of note. The adult Reddish Egret at J St. was present as is often the case.
North Park (but back to SCI tomorrow!)
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