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Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans


This bird was hawking on the beach at the Pacific Ocean.

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KarenSaxton 8 years ago

It does. Oregon is a great place to study it, because we end up with some real oddballs: Bullocks oriole wintering in Astoria. Northern mockingbirds in various places(and we rarely have them). and Tufted ducks in a few places.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

So KarenSaxton, does "wintering site fidelity" mean that the birds go to the same place winter after winter, just like many birds go to the same nesting sites in Spring?

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Might be the same bird. Our regional birders' group has been discussing wintering site fidelity

GayHybertsen 8 years ago

I always saw them at the beach at Crystal Cove. Eric

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This was was on Pacific Beach, just South of the pier.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Mission Beach? I saw one on the boardwalk wall last january and posted pictures!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

I know, birdlady6000; I was surprised to see this guy on the beach!

birdlady6000 8 years ago

Trying to be a shorebird sitting on the sand like that!

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 8, 2012


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