Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I decided to spend the rest of the day at the Salton Sea looking for a Blue-footed Booby. I know! I know! There's been no report of one, but I thought I'd get a jump on it. Well, it was a lot of fun seeing hundreds of American White Pelicans, Caspian Terns, and Black-necked Stilts, plus Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Curlews, and a thousand Cattle Egrets and White-faced Ibis feeding in one field. I could have looked for the Brown Booby which has been seen recently on the east side of the lake, but since I'd just seen two yesterday, that didn't really excite me enough to get it done.
So tomorrow I'll either bird some more around the Salton Sea area or check out some wooded areas in the Laguna Mountains for landbird migrants. The vireo raises the year's total to 706.