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Torrey Pines Seawatch – Franklin’s Gull, etc.

Torrey Pines Seawatch – Franklin’s Gull, etc.
By {authorlink} – 11:04 am

Highlighting a seawatch at Torrey Pines beach this morning was a first-winter Franklin’s Gull heading south just beyond the surfline at 8:40 a.m., so it might be worth keeping eyes out at likely spots along the coast in case the bird decides to take a break on the beach later today. 

 

There were also good numbers of Pacific Loons and Surf Scoters – Paul counted approximately 4,000 of the former and 3,000 of the latter from La Jolla during his watch, which started earlier in the morning than mine.  He also had a Long-tailed Duck go past La Jolla at 7:25 and I had an adult male Black Scoter go past Torrey Pines at 8:30. 


Dan King
San Diego