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Ft. Clinch Stat Park jetty:  A noon visit to the jetty beach found the usual
assemblage of mixed larids and a small raft (ca 30)of Black Scoters bobbing
in the ocean adjoining the rocks. The winds were more brisk than predicted,
but a scan of the roosting flock produced no rarities. Scans of the,
white-capped, ocean also failed to produce any sightings of early No.
Gannets or patrolling Jaegers. No fishing vessels were active offshore. 

 

Earlier, over our marsh-front residence, a small flock of six loons passed
swiftly north to south. This is a deviation from typical fall observations
when migrating loons follow a NE-SW path inland and toward the upper gulf
coast. The recent brisk, NW and W, winds may be affecting loon movements
into Florida. This morning's flock was ca 500 ft. aloft and moving fast and
(via the naked eye) impractical to ID as to species.

 

Pat Leary, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County

 

 

 

 


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