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Black Skimmer, Long Beach

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Lone Royal Tern in Long Beach

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This Royal Tern was hanging out with 30 Black Skimmers.

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.

Sage Thrasher, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Two Sage Thrashers were seen from the Brightwater Trail above Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

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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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Eastern Kingbird, Colorado Lagoon (Long Beach)

Not often seen in Southern California, this Eastern Kingbird was found in near the Colorado Lagoon golf course on July 6, 2014.

Not often seen in Southern California, this Eastern Kingbird was spotted near the Colorado Lagoon golf course on July 6, 2014.