I like rare waterfowl and thought this might be of interest to California
wide birders. While seawatching in the storm on Saturday 10 Nov 2012 at La
Jolla Cove I noticed a lone rather pale Brant making a wide flight circle
over the ocean into La Jolla Cove. It veered around south and then flew
right back over the large group of assembled birders huddled behind the
Bridge Club at the point there.
I obtained some pretty nice photographs which can be found on my blog at
This distinctive form of Brant would seem to be very rare in California.
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