[EBB Sightings] Black Skimmers

[EBB Sightings] Black Skimmers

Rusty Scalf
Sat Aug 19 12:32:02 PDT 2006
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    The GGAS trip this morning to the Richmond Shoreline (beginning at the
    end of Rydin Rd) was quite a good one. Highlights were a Common Murre
    and 3 Black Skimmers. The Skimmers put on quite a show, skimming along
    the edges of the Spartina stands. Eventually they perched among
    roosting shorebirds and afforded quite good views. We also saw an
    Osprey with a salmon! The fish seemed ~2/3 the length of the bird. The
    Osprey landed on a phone poll and began to dine. I wonder how long such
    a large fish will last the Osprey till it needs to hunt again. 
    
    We had great studies of the common shorebirds, in good light. 
    
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        Rusty Scalf
    
    
    
    


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