Date: 7/16/17 5:24 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Re: Alcid -- PARAKEET AUKLET @ Land's End, SF
The Parakeet Auklet has *not* reappeared since Paul's report. Lots of
observers still waiting.

On Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 16:29 <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Now that I'm back home trying to put out a proper email following my
> truncated prior email from the field and the emails from the original
> finder of the PARAKEET AUKLET , Rudy Wallen. Cell service was/is difficult
> at best at that location.
>
> Rudy found the PAAU during his survey and sent out the various posts to
> SFBirds with photo and location.
>
> Several of us observed the PAAU (apologies on not having the names of the
> 2 nice folks who initially re-found it) just after 1:00 PM and then
> observed it on and off with other gathering birders until around 2:30 when
> the bird was observed flying to the back of "Hermit Rock". Not sure if the
> birders in the field have observed it since then.
>
> I'm not familiar with the names of all the rocks in the area or the pin
> coordinates, but here's the easiest way to find the location:
>
> Drive to the "Mile Rock Overlook" which is the parking area for the USS
> San Francisco Memorial at the end of El Camino del Mar off of Point Lobos
> Ave. (Parking is tight on weekends like today with all the tourists.)
>
> Walk down the staircase from the overlook to the Coastal Trail (there is
> another tourist overlook at the bottom of the stairs). Turn right and walk
> ~100 yards to the next organized overlook. The big stack rock just off
> from the shore below is apparently named "Hermit Rock". That's where Rudy
> found the PAAU and where it was perched for most of the time it was in
> view. There are numerous nesting Pigeon Guillemots in the crevices on the
> rock as well as a couple of Black Oystercatchers and Western Gulls, both of
> which species chased the PAAU. The auklet was also observed for several
> minutes on a smaller rock closer to shore, and in flight around Hermit
> Rock, but we did not see it on the water. Distant photos were obtained.
>
> There was also an early/summering WANDERING TATTLER perched near the
> bottom of Hermit Rock for much of the time.
>
> Note that a PAAU was found and photographed in this area by an observer
> almost exactly a year ago (fide eBirds -- Marty DeAngelo; 7/13/16).
> Presumably the same individual?
>
> Hope others in the field are seeing the Auklet and will report.
>
> Congrats and thanks again to Rudy.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
>
> Date: 7/16/17 2:51 pm
> From: <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
> Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Alcid
> 2:40pm bird not visible on W face of rock, heading out so took a quick
> look from the angle near the stairs that go down to Mile Rock beach, no
> luck. Best would be join gang on costal trail just south of rock, or wait
> until low tide and go out on rocks just N of Hermit rock (this is only
> apparent at low tide)
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds]" <
> <SFBirds-noreply...>
> *To: *"SFBirds" <sfbirds...>
> *Sent: *Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:32:56 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [SFBirds] Re: Alcid
>
>
>
>
> Awesome find and thanks to the finder for quick postings!
>
> Several of us watching it in scopes -- perched atop the rock right now.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 16, 2017, at 1:20 PM, <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <
> <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Dropped Pin near Sea Cliff, San Francisco, CA 94121
> https://maps.google.com/?q=37.787379,-122.506805&hl=en&gl=us
>
> Sorry folks, YGroups interface unpleasant, .5 bars. Bad combo
> At this point with the tide coming the best view is to perhaps hike the
> trail with a SE view of the rock. It has flown out a few times, typically
> landing on the W face but once on the E. Prepare for a lot of PIGU flyouts.
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