Fwd: [SDBIRDS] Sandwich tern in San Diego
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From: "ploverman3" <dennis.parker@...>
Date: August 4, 2007 7:44:07 PM PDT
Subject: [SDBIRDS] Sandwich tern in San Diego
Late this afternoon, August 4, Lea Squires, Matt Sadowski, and I saw a
sandwich tern on the beach at North Island Naval Air Station. This is
a restricted area with no public access. However, given the movement
of elegant terns in the area -- the sandwich tern was with a fairly
small flock of elegants, along with some royals and Caspians == the
bird could show up anywhere elegants gather, such as at the San Diego
Although the bird initially looked to be an adult coming out of
alternate plumage, we saw some dark markings on some inner
secondaries, indicating it may be a SY bird.
Matt has some excellent photos, which I assume he'll be posting.
The juvenile Baird's sandpiper was still present.
Michael U. Evans
San Diego, CA
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