late posting regarding Wandering Tattler

Steven Gaulin
 

"Mea culpa." I regret the lateness of this post but those who keep tabs on seasonal avian flux may want to know that on Sunday July 30 a single Wandering Tattler was on the large rocks that bend north at the east end of the Santa Barbara harbor breakwater. The bird still had significant breeding-plumage barring on its underparts. A bit farther north a few Black Skimmers and numerous Heermann's Gulls (including nice breeding-plumaged adults and all-dark HY birds) were on the sandspit. About 10 Black Turnstones, with some white breeding-plumage facial and neck markings, were on the large mounds of beached kelp south of the Yacht Club, at the base of the breakwater. An immature Common Loon was confiding as it feed around the shallow edges of the harbor basin.

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara

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