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Elegant Tern flock grows at Mission Creek outflow


Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:
Florence Sanchez and I got out for a minute this morning.  At Mission Creek outflow on East Beach, we counted a flock of 680 Elegant Terns, at least 1/3 of which were juveniles.  They are joining the Black Skimmers roosting down there near the lagoon formed at the creek mouth.
We also went to Bates Road bridge, hoping to refind the Summer Tanager & to check it out.  Pretty quiet, water flowing, great riparian vegetation.
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Joan Lentz
Santa Barbara