Huntington Beach Pier 15 November 2019 11:25 Howdy, I'm writing this email while wearing reading glasses, and I have food in my stomach, unlike the last time, when I stuck my foot in my mouth while writing an email to this Orange County list (I was super hungry, and I didn't have my reading glasses on). Viewing conditions are fantastic, and you can see multiple islands from the pier. If anything, I wish I had brought my floppy hat with me because the sun is too intense. The female type black scoter is 20 trillion miles out in the open water from the pier, okay, two three hundred yards out, mixing in and out of various subgroups of the surface cultures. there's also the female type white-winged scoter hanging out near the Black Scoter. I have obtained some digiscope photos but I don't know how useful they will be. There have also been two immature jaegers, one of which landed in the water showing an incredibly small bill, and most of its body floating out of the water like a Sabine's Gull. When it flew around it was very lanky and skinny, and extensively pale underneath. The other one had much more extensive dark underneath, and on the wings. I think I'm going to torture a couple of you by emailing you a picture of this bird. if you have one of those digital projectors where you can project it on the wall, that might be the best way to look at the photo.
Thomas Geza Miko Claremont, LA County 909.241.3300 "Nobody knows what it is, which is what makes it cool." --The Industrial Design Guy
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