I'd now estimate the number of Bonaparte's Gull in the Live Oak area to be between 12-16, as of midday today. I've observed most of them hunting in the surf break pretty continuously since this morning (visible from the 18th Ave bluff and nearby streets). Several also continue in the lagoon outlet, which was breached to the ocean (I assume by county workers) yesterday morning. Beware the intense smell as Corcoran Lagoon empties and 6 months worth of standing water gets churned up by the waves!
On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:47:12 PM UTC-8, liammsf wrote: > > This bird continues today, Saturday, and has been joined by a second. > They were seen about half an hour ago in the lagoon outlet on the beach > (ocean side of East Cliff). A few MEW GULLS have also been regular here > for a week or two and are now on the ocean in even higher numbers. I also > observed a POMARINE JAEGER flying east about 1 mile out from the 18th Ave > bluff. There's a good amount of gull/scoter/loon activity on the east side > of town, but most other bird activity remains suppressed at this time by > the cold and the rain. > > On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 2:05:48 PM UTC-8, plants wrote: >> >> In the oceanside section of Corcoran Lagoon now. (Lots of other >> waterfowl on the lagoon too.) >> Sharon Hull >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >