Palomar Audubon Field Trip Report 10/19/2013–La Jolla Cove

Below is my eBird report of the birds seen at La Jolla Cove on 10/19/2013 by approximately 20 Palomar Audubon Society members and friends.

In addition to the birds listed below, we spotted Blue, Fin, and Humpback Whales; Pacific Bottlenose and Common Dolphins; and California Sea lions, Elephant Seal and Harbor Seals.

And, in the “it ain’t over till it’s over category,” after we completed our tally, I walked through the park on my way back to my car.  There. perched in one of the low cedar trees, in the midst of all the workers around her, was a lovely Cooper’s Hawk.  Meanwhile, Stan and Caron spotted a really unexpected Sapsucker sailing over the ocean.

Finally, in a happy coincidence, my good friend and fellow Torrey Pines docent Herb Knüfken last night sent me a close-up photo of a jaeger he spotted perched on Torrey Pines beach on Saturday.  Stan Walens confirms that it was a Pomerine Jaeger.  I’ll try to post a copy of Herb’s photo on the Palomar Yahoo Groups site.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego, US-CA
Oct 19, 2013 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Comments:     Palomar Audubon Chapter scheduled walk.

43 species

Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Surf Scoter  X
loon sp.  X
Eared Grebe  X
Western Grebe  X
Black-vented Shearwater  X
Brandt’s Cormorant  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Pelagic Cormorant  X
Brown Pelican  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Cooper’s Hawk  X
Wandering Tattler  X
Willet  X
Whimbrel  X
Marbled Godwit  X
Black Turnstone  X
Surfbird  X
Sanderling  X
Pomarine Jaeger  X
Parasitic Jaeger  X
Heermann’s Gull  X
Western Gull  X
California Gull  X
Caspian Tern  X
Forster’s Tern  X
Royal Tern  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  X
sapsucker sp.  X
Peregrine Falcon  X
Black Phoebe  X
American Crow  X
Common Raven  X
House Wren  X
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Townsend’s Warbler  X
House Finch  X
House Sparrow  X

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