Date: 1/25/19 3:32 pm From: Tom Grey <tgrey...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] This morning at New Brighton Beach
Belated report stimulated by Lisa's post: Spent Xmas week with family in a rental house by the campground on the bluff overlooking New Brighton Beach. Short walk down to the beach allowed me to photograph a good range of bird species, including all the shorebirds mentioned by Lisa; also seen well offshore along with many Surf Scoters, feeding pelicans, and a Western Grebe, one each of COMMON LOON and juvenile RED-THROATED LOON (poor distant photo of latter). The good birding added to a week of with lots of good weather and endless great views, capped by the awe-inspiring sunset of 12/22/18.
On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 2:43 PM Lisa Larson <lisafaylarson...> wrote:
> Hello Birders, > > I walked from New Brighton to Seacliff Beach this morning from 8-10 and I > was happy to see more shorebirds there than I have seen in quite a while. > Most likely because it is January and today is a weekday. There were 7 > Willets, a Whimbrel and about 10 Long-billed Curlews. I can't recall the > last time I saw Willets on New Brighton Beach! The Sanderlings numbered > about 80, and they let me walk gingerly past them as I averted my eyes. I > was surprised to see a Forster's Tern on the beach amid a small group of > Ring-billed gulls and a couple of CA Gulls. It was shy, and took off to sea > as I approached. Its legs were a very intense red - more so than I had ever > noted before - but then, I typically see them flying. At first my heart > skipped a beat or two as I thought I may be seeing something unusual - and > of course I had no camera. It was a handsome bird. I didn't see any others > at all. Is it unusual to see one on the beach there? > > Happy birding, > -Lisa > > -- > For Monterey Rare Bird alerts call 831-250-4550 > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "mbbirds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to mbbirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <mbbirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mbbirds/CAOr7VNNaOoG-YKt636oy77HTkK46ow-8pdF_opQj%<3DcCHuUzujA...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mbbirds/CAOr7VNNaOoG-YKt636oy77HTkK46ow-8pdF_opQj%<3DcCHuUzujA...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >