Date: 7/27/17 4:07 pm From: Lee Guichan <guichan.lee...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] PA AU; continues Land's End, S.F.
Hello, This morning at 8:35 am the Parakeet Auklet continued; it was on Hermit Rock sat in the center crevice poking its head into the crevice where Pigeon Gillemots roost.
Curtis M. had seen it from above at the second look out where it has been seen by others. Mark Lin saw Curtis on the beach headed towards Hermit Rock; Mark & I followed later joined by Bruce B. & Jim. Parakeet Auklet was 10 feet above us on Hermit Rock, we had great close views of it. Thanks to Curtis who spotted him & had PA AU in his scope.
PA AU sat at the center crevice for 6 min. until it was mobbed by a Pigeon Guillemot; it flew east toward the labyrinth. It returned about 30 min. later to Hermit Rock much lower, siting on the lower left side of the rock for 2 min. then it flew west where we lost sight of it.
Thank you to Rudy Wallen, who found the PA AU on July 16th.