Day 8- Tijuana River Valley/ La Jolla Cove, CA

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January + Day 8 – Tijuana River Valley/ La Jolla Cove, CA

Added 32 species today for a total of 218 for 2017!

Today was one of those birding days that defies description. Not only was it 78 with no humidity while the rest of the country was freezing, but we found all of our targets today except for Brown Booby.

I am most proud of the picture I took of the endangered California Gnatcatcher singing. I’ve never been able to take even a crappy picture of the Gnatcatchers at home!

The list of great birds was extensive. Highlights were Ridgway’s Rail, Thick-billed Kingbird, Pelagic Cormorant, Black-vented Shearwater, Black Oystercatcher, Cackling Goose and Wandering Tattler.

15 stops today. Don’t think I’ll have trouble sleeping tonight.

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  1. Ed Kemnitzer says:

    Can’t wait for the next sightings. I keep grabbing my field guides to check out those rarities. All your ” birding husbands” are watching from Naples; you just might hear a cheer now and then.
    Ed

  2. john easton says:

    Hi from naples

    1. The Dancing Birder says:

      Thanks for following John!

  3. Kirk says:

    The harbor seals are actually sea lions. The Western Grebe is either a Clark’s or a hybrid – check the bill color and shape, and the white lores.

    1. The Dancing Birder says:

      Thanks Kirk. Did not need this bird–was not FOY. Will delete.

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