Surfbirds rocketing over the Point Loma peninsula

[All photographs copyright, Gary Nunn 2015] – Early this morning 11 April 2015 I spotted a very fast moving pack of shorebirds heading my way at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County. Looking rather bicolored against the sun I thought perhaps they were Black Turnstones, but the wings looked too long and the size was a little large for that species. Turned out to be a flock of 33 Surfbird Calidris virgata crossing over the peninsula! These birds were moving fast, I can see how those long wings carry them to the southern tip of South America and back!

Surfbirds – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California 11 April 2015

Surfbirds – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California 11 April 2015

Surfbirds – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California 11 April 2015

Surfbirds – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California 11 April 2015

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