Thursday, March 4, 2010
A Pelagic Trip with an Albatross
After we got back to shore, John and I went to Imperial Beach to see if any Elegant Terns had arrived. They hadn't. We walked the area near the refuge and got a great many large shorebirds like Marbled Godwit, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, and Whimbrel. A Belding's Savannah Sparrow was viewed running mouse-like from one seaweed patch to another.We also nearly stumbled on some Snowy Plovers scrunched down in the sand. Our dinner tonight was Thai and I enjoyed it even though I've got a cold. Tomorrow we plan to bird east of San Diego. The species total is now 396.