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|8/27/2015 Huguenot Memorial Park and Amelia Island, FL: Reddish Egret individuals were migrating
through and it is always a treat to see these elegant birds. We also saw: Western Sandpiper , Northern
Mockingbird , Least Sandpiper , Snowy Egret , Caspian Tern (some Juvs), Brown Pelican , and Brown
|8/27/2015 Huguenot Memorial Park and Amelia Island, FL: The lighting was brilliant for taking a Black
Skimmer flock bathing and preening. Also shown: Black-bellied Plover (Grey Plover), Common Grackle ,
Osprey , Great Black-backed Gull , Ruddy Turnstone , and Semipalmated Plover .
|8/28/2015 Amelia Island, FL: A Barred Owl visiting the backyard and sunrise on the island!
|9/3 thru 9/22/2015 We flew into San Francisco, CA and, after visiting with family, traveled up the coast to
Crescent City, CA near the Oregon border. While we birded mostly on the coast, we did venture inland
to such places as Pinnacles National Park and the amazing redwood forests found in northern California.
One great day was spent on a pelagic trip with Shearwater Journeys (Thanks Debi and all!) watching
whales and seeing tons of birds, many of which we don't get to see on the East Coast.
|9/3/2015 San Francisco area, CA: Willet , Whimbrel , Northern Shoveler , Marbled Godwit , Black-necked
Stilt youngsters , Long-billed Curlew , Least Sandpiper , Green-winged Teal , Black Turnstone , California
Gull , Brown Pelican (various ages/plumages), Brewers Blackbird, and American Avocet.