Possible Tropicbird in Orange County's Bolsa Chica Preserve
- Yesterday (Wed 7/21) Al Borodayko and Steve Smith were at the wooden
bridge at Bolsa Chica Preserve in Huntington Beach when they spotted a
bird with "an all yellow bill (no spots) and sported a small black
spot behind the eye"......
Steve took a quick picture of the bird..and posted it for comments on
the OrangeCountyBirding Site.
Jim Pike and Doug Willick have looked at the image, and it is being
circulated among other birders as well....but the initial impression
is that it is a Tropicbird...perhaps a Red-billed. If so this would
be a pretty spectacular record.
I've posted on our auxillary site the photo...hope Steve doesn't mind
my publicizing his photo.