Long-tailed Duck and more – Pt. La Jolla

[All photographs copyright, Gary Nunn 2015] – Seawatching got underway at Point La Jolla over the last few days with a cold front coming down from the north and strong onshore winds pushing birds on to the coast. Loon and seaduck migration underwent a definite uptick with some nice finds picked out in the Surf Scoter flocks passing by southbound. A few highlights below from Point La Jolla on 03-04 November 2015. All photography done with the 1000mm setup on the Canon 1Dx camera as birds pass the point. Best highlight was an adult female Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis tucked in with a band of Surf Scoter.

Long-tailed Duck – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Long-tailed Duck – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Long-tailed Duck – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Long-tailed Duck – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Long-tailed Duck – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Mew Gull first cycle – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Mew Gull first cycle – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Surf Scoter flock – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 04 Nov 2015

Black Scoter adult male – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 03 Nov 2015

Black Scoter adult female – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 03 Nov 2015

Laughing Gull first cycle – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 03 Nov 2015

Laughing Gull first cycle – Pt. La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego County, California 03 Nov 2015

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