Date: 9/3/17 9:13 pm From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla - Magnificent Frigatebird, Black Terns, Sabine's G, jaegers, Sep 03, 2017
I seawatched from La Jolla about four hours this morning, starting at 7am, and later another four hours starting at 2pm.
I already posted about the two FRIGATEBIRD SP. seen at 7:05am from Pt. La Jolla, these were a good distance away north, greater than 2 miles I would say, and drifted northeast across the distant power station before being lost to sight. Could not discern any fieldmarks. Not seen again and I left at 11am. Couple of Surfbirds heading south were the first I have seen locally this fall.
In the afternoon I had a series of small jaegers, about 10 in all, moving south many in doubles. Distance and bright silhouetted birds made it hard to ID but I think at least two may have been Long-tailed Jaegers. None really looked all that large to me.
Joined by Jim Pawlicki about 3:25pm and we saw six BLACK TERN moving northward in a single group about 4:30pm, then a single SABINE'S GULL, picked out by Jim, at 5pm.
I took off just before 6pm and Jim remained and then (!) had a juvenile MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD fly right by him at Cuvier Park, just south of the Children's Pool, at 6:45pm. Jim got a nice photo!
-- Gary Nunn *you can find me on twitter, *@garybnunn