Category Archives: Belmont Shore

Black Skimmers return to Long Beach

 

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I first noticed the skimmers on Feb. 26, 2018.  Following two days off, they reappeared today, Mar. 1.  Their numbers, frequency and length of stay have diminished over the past few years so I was happy to see them reappear.  A group of 30 surrounded a lone Royal Tern on the sand between Redondo and Loma Avenues, just west of the pier.

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Brown Pelican, Alamitos Bay; Long Beach

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American Oystercatcher in Long Beach

American Oystercatchers are usually found in Baja and points south, and along the eastern US. This one was seen today in Alamitos Bay. (click here for additional photos)

 

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Sanderling, Belmont Shore (Long Beach)

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Black-bellied Plover, Belmont Shore (Long Beach)

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Whimbrel, Belmont Shore (Long Beach)

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Black-crowned Night Heron, Belmont Shore

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