Date: 5/19/17 11:20 am
From: Marlin Harms <marlin93442...> [slocobirding] <slocobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Cayucos Pier birds
This morning there were 6 immature Bonaparte's Gulls at Cayucos Creek
mouth. Off the end of the pier I estimated about 650 Aechmophorus (Western
& Clark's) Grebes in one large flotilla and another 50 separated a bit to
the north. I could identify a few Westerns both visually and by call, but
mostly I didn't. I always wonder what these birds are doing at this stage
of the breeding season. Further offshore was a small group of
11 Red-throated Loons, including 2-3 in mostly alternate plumage, the rest
in basic plumage.

Marlin Harms
Morro Bay, CA

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