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Fairly large brown bird white breast, dark legs, head and upper body.
Bolsa Chica, wetlands
Sorry haven't been active lately. Looks good for a Canada Goose.With its head facing slightly down and to the right. When I first looked at the photo what looked like a bill first struck me as a BRBO but the shape and structure is all wrong for a booby but perfect for a goose and I can actually see the head now and am quite confident in my identification even regarding the photo quality,
When you took the photo did the bird look more like a large gull like or goose like.
Check out the vertical black band above the left leg of your bird. It is very similar to this photo: http://www.birdinginformation.com/wp-con...
When I zoom in, I realize that what looks like a fleshy-pink bill is actually a strip of land in the background. What looks like the rest of the head is actually the back of a goose's long neck and small head - most likely that of a Brant judging by the extensive white underparts. The stocky legs set far apart and the bulky undercarriage are indicative of a goose as well. Additionally, Brown Boobies are typically observed on prominent perches such as rocky outcroppings or man-made structures rather than on the ground or, especially, in shallow water.
No other photo.
I thought so too, Just wouldnt thinnk one of those wouldbe hanging aroung the Bolsa Chica Echological Reserve in huntington beach.
white and brow sure looks like it possibly
Photo is way out of focus. Any other photos of it?
please help ID this bird Ashley, Joshua, Jim, Caleb, Hema.
Spotted on Dec 23, 2016 Submitted on Dec 24, 2016
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