King Eider, LA County
- Not sure why this hasn't made it to CalBirds yet. There is a photo posted on LA county birding.
Subject: [BirdingCalifornia] male King Eider LA County
Today Sunday 12/27/2009 during the Palos Verdes Peninsula CBC David Ellsworth found an immature male King Eider at Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, Caifornia. The bird was ridiculously cooperative, swimming back & forth under the fishing pier.
Drive south from downtown Los Angeles on the 110 Harbor Freeway until it ends in San Pedro. The freeway becomes Gaffey Street. Turn left, and keep going south on Gaffey to 22nd Street, and turn left (east) to Pacific Avenue. Turn right (south, and keep going until Pacific Ave almost ends: turn left at Stephen M White Drive. Pay to enter Cabrillo Beach, and keep driving straigh ahead, until the end of the parking lot closest to the pier (it will be easy to see where to go--just don't go left (north) toward the marine museum/aquarium). Park, and walk out onto the fishing pier (their is only one pier around here). The bird swims around under the pier.
Claremont, LA County