Friday birds

Hugh Ranson

Inside the SB harbor as seen from the breakwater: Eared Grebe (4), Red-throated
Loon (2), Pacific Loon (1), Brandt's Cormorant (1). On the sand spit were 78
Elegant Terns and a score or so Royals. There was a male Costa's Hummer in a
bottlebrush outside the Breakwater Restaurant.

At Hendry's Beach White-throated Swifts were much in evidence. Two birds grasped
one another and spun earthward before releasing about 50 feet before the ground.
Aggression? Courtship?

The Little Blue Heron was not present when I arrived at Goleta Beach, but after
a few minutes it flew in from the west.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara

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