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Goleta Beach birds

Ron Hirst
 

Today a Peregrine often chased pigeons resident on the pier, an Osprey flew by, and a committee of Vultures eyed a dead seal.. The vultures are planning a wake. In the last couple weeks a Peregrine, tens of godwits, whimbrels, and 12 LB curlews. A Glaucous-winged Gull adult has been around for a week. Hundred+ Cowbirds. 10 or so BC Night Herons and possible juvenile YC Night Heron. Tens of Snowy Egrets, some GB Herons and Great Egrets. 14 Greater Yellowlegs and 46 BN Stilts were a high count. No ducks in channel yet. Ron Hirst, SB