AMOY San Pedro, LA County
Sebastiano Ercoli stood next to me at 06:45 a.m. today, and asked me why one of the Black Oystercatchers had a white belly. Wow.
We both photogrpahed the bird, but never got shots of it in flight, when the correct white on the wing and rump and underwing showed.
Even so, I want to read up some more before claiming that it's a 100% pure American Oystercatcher.
Apparently, other before me have seen (this bird?) an American Oystercatcher around the Palos Verdes peninsula/San Pedro area this year, and either I forgot, or never heard about it...
Local LA migrants: not much at Banning, Sand Dune or other South Bay parks. Bolsa Chica had an Osprey, Elegant and Royal terns, etc.
Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #C
Claremont, CA 91711
34.109167 N, 117.718293 W
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