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   Red-footed Booby
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula


   Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) - RFBO (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Red-footed Booby images LINK
    DATE: Nov 19, 2017 @ 7:25pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Posted some images of the Red-footed Booby from Saturday. Also, the Northern Gannet was seen at Devil's Slide just South of Pacifica. Two great county birds!
    Images here https://www.flickr.com/photos/toddeasterla/
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  3. HMB Red-footed Booby + Kayak + 500mm = Crushed LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2017 @ 12:16pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Calbirders
    RFBO was still present this morning, Friday 11/17/17. It was very obliging, sitting on the very eastern end of detached breakwater from 7:30am when I arrived until 11am when I left.
    Here is a very detailed photo of the bird. Click on image at right for a larger, better view.
    http://www.dorianandersonphotography.com/ABA-rarities-record-shots/
    
    Cheers Dorian Anderson San Mateo
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  5. Red-footed Booby still present LINK
    DATE: Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:27pm, 7 day(s) ago
    The Red-footed Booby is still present on the south end of the jetty at the Pillar Point launching facility. There is also a Red Knot along the shoreline (thanks Gil for pointing that out!). Weather is crappy, but the birds are GOOD!
    
    Michele Swartout
    
    Red Bluff
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  7. Red-footed Booby continues San Mateo Co LINK
    DATE: Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:36pm, 7 day(s) ago
    The Booby was seen in the rain on the inner jetty at945AM. It disappeared and was refound later at 1130AM on the detached jetty at the left end and resting on a ladder there on the ground. Princeton Harbor bear Half Moon Bay in San Mateo Co.
    
    Gil Ewing
    
    Fair Oaks, Ca
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  9. Red-footed Booby is back. LINK
    DATE: Nov 15, 2017 @ 2:11pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Brad Schram requested that I forward his observation that as of at least since about 1:30 today the Red-footed Booby is back on its usual place on the island jetty. The lighting is adequate for telephotography.
    
    Paul Keller
    
    Vandenberg Village
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  11. Princeton Harbor Red-footed Booby flew at 10:50 LINK
    DATE: Nov 15, 2017 @ 12:09pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Bird was present on detached breakwater when we arrived at 10:30. Watched it fly off at 10:50.
    Had not returned by 11:35.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    
    
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  13. Re: [CALBIRDS] R-ftd Booby Info Appreciated LINK
    DATE: Nov 15, 2017 @ 9:56am, 8 day(s) ago
    RFBO still here, sleeping on detached breakwater
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Nov 15, 2017, at 8:49 AM, Brad Schram gonebrdn@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Thanks to Eric Goodill for posting this morning's Red-footed Booby
    
    presence. Late-chasers (like me) are on our way from distance, so if
    
    the bird leaves as it did yesterday morning a post to Calbirds would be
    
    helpful.
    
    Many thanks....
    
    Brad Schram
    
    Arroyo Grande, CA
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  15. R-ftd Booby Info Appreciated LINK
    DATE: Nov 15, 2017 @ 8:49am, 8 day(s) ago
    Thanks to Eric Goodill for posting this morning's Red-footed Booby
    
    presence.  Late-chasers (like me) are on our way from distance, so if
    
    the bird leaves as it did yesterday morning a post to Calbirds would be
    
    helpful.
    
    Many thanks....
    
    Brad Schram
    
    Arroyo Grande, CA
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  17. Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still roosting in Pillar Point Harbor LINK
    DATE: Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:07pm, 9 day(s) ago
    You can see it with binoculars, but identifying it from that distance may
    
    be problematic. It is approximately an eighth of a mile between the end of
    
    the pier and the bird. Yesterday I viewed from the outer south jetty where
    
    the light is better, but from there the distance is about a quarter mile.
    
    One option would be to rent a kayak. There is a concession stand at the
    
    base of the pier. Cost for a single person kayak rental is $25 per
    
    hour/$75 per day. They are closed Tuesdays.
    
    http://www.hmbkayak.com/hmb_rentals/
    
    My digiscoped images from the pier are at...
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/Red-footedBoobyP1130479.htm
    
    ...and more distant shots from the outer jetty showing spread wing in
    
    better light....
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/Red-footedBoobyP1140012.htm
    
    On Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:21:22 -0800, "pixie couch pixiec@...
    
    [peninsula-birding]" < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >Any chance of seeing it with binoculars
    
    >
    
    >> On Nov 14, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Steven Tucker talkingtrees80@... [peninsula-birding] < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >>
    
    >> On the detached breakwater a couple hundred feet from the south end.
    
    >>
    
    >>
    
    >> Johnson Pier is bustling with activity right now, birders should do their best to stay out of the way of trucks, forklifts, heavy equipment, etc.
    
    >>
    
    >> Steve Tucker
    
    >> San Jose
    
    >>
    
    >> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone < https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/.src=iOS >
    
    >>
    
    >>
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  19. Re: [CALBIRDS] Red-footed Booby, Half Moon Bay, 12 Nov 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 12, 2017 @ 1:43pm, 11 day(s) ago
    The Red-footed Booby is still present now at the same position.
    
    On Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 12:52 Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      From Ryan Terrill:
    
    "I went up to Princeton Harbor to check out Josiah M. T. Clark's  report of a dark young booby - and found this RED-FOOTED BOOBY on the inner (unattached) breakwater. Its sitting there preening as I type this. On this map, the blue point is where I’m looking from and the red one is where the Booby is sitting."
    
    He's standing on the Half Moon Bay Jetty at approx  37.498826, -122.476495  looking northwest. The bird appears to be at about  37.499857, -122.480900. It's on the top of the breakwater in the photos, so presumably visible from other angles.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island/North Park
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  21. Red-footed Booby, Half Moon Bay, 12 Nov 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 12, 2017 @ 12:52pm, 11 day(s) ago
    From Ryan Terrill:
    
    "I went up to Princeton Harbor to check out Josiah M. T. Clark's  report of a dark young booby - and found this RED-FOOTED BOOBY on the inner (unattached) breakwater. Its sitting there preening as I type this. On this map, the blue point is where I’m looking from and the red one is where the Booby is sitting."
    
    He's standing on the Half Moon Bay Jetty at approx  37.498826, -122.476495  looking northwest. The bird appears to be at about  37.499857, -122.480900. It's on the top of the breakwater in the photos, so presumably visible from other angles.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island/North Park
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  23. RED-FOOTED BOOBY at Border Field SP beach, San Diego LINK
    DATE: Sep 8, 2017 @ 2:28pm, 3 month(s) ago
    Juli Chamberlin and i birded at Border Field State Park beach in San Diego today from about 9am to noon. At a little after 10am, while standing a few hundred meters north of the border fence scoping the water, Juli had a sulid flying about 100 meters from shore move directly into her scope view. She got me on it immediately and we could see it had a white head with just a hint of buffy color, completely white body, tail, and upperwing coverts, black primaries and secondaries, a noticeably bluish-gray bill, and no black on the face at all. The bird flew with its wings in a swept-back position, and Juli was even able to observe a black oval-shaped patch on the outer portion of the underwing coverts. This combination of field marks led us to a positive ID of RED-FOOTED BOOBY, eliminating all other expected (and unexpected) sulid species.
    
    We watched the bird for several minutes as it gradually flew northward and further out in the ocean toward Point Loma. Unfortunately, we were unable to get any photos, as we were too busy observing it and gathering field marks through our scope and binoculars. A couple Brown Boobies were foraging in the area, as well. Also, one Pacific Golden-Plover was with one of the several flocks of Black-bellied Plovers.
    
    Our complete eBird checklist can be seen here:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39068416
    
    Good birding,
    
    Bob Toleno
    
    Hayward
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  25. Documentation for Wedge-tailed Shearwater LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:45am, 4 month(s) ago
    Birders,   Wedge-tailed Shearwater is a California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species, with only nine previously accepted records in the state. As such, I encourage anyone who saw this bird to please submit your photos or written descriptions
    to the CBRC . Thank you.   Tom   Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee secretary@...       
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  27. Wedge-tailed Shearwater - and otherwise good pelagic out of Half Moon Bay LINK
    DATE: Jul 16, 2017 @ 9:51pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Hello Birders, I posted some quickie info to penbirds yesterday, in case anyone could find the shearwater from shore. We found it at the start of our pelagic trip, very close to shore. Sadly no one did find it. But here is the full story. Minutes from exiting Pillar Point Harbor, we saw this shearwater coming towards the boat with bowed wings, looking almost red-footed booby like as it came in head on. It went by at a moderate distance along the starboard side of the boat. My mind went to Wedge-tailed Shearwater, but the view was just not that good. While I was on the loudspeaker I yelled to look at this bird, asking “what is this thing” The captain went to chase mode as we could see the bird heading towards surfers beach. Captain Tom Mattusch put full throttle on, and we raced chasing the bird while Logan Kahle and Chris Hayward kept the bird in view. Then we lost it…gone. Bird feeding frenzies were forming, and there were lots of birds around, so picking out a dark bird from lots of gulls and pelicans was a struggle. I communicated that I thought the bird looked like a Wedge-tailed Shearwater, but I knew that with that quick view and no photos, it would have to go down as a somewhat dodgy report for a bird this rare. Then, we got on it again, and were able to approach, the bird getting a little closer and closer and sure enough it gave an awesome and close fly by. The shutters were going, and we were able to document the bird really well. It was a Wedge-tailed Shearwater!! Photos available on our facebook site, thanks to the various photographers who were able to get superb photos in very low and gray light. https://www.facebook.com/Alvaros-Adventures-201287513297811/ This was a dark morph individual. Key identification features are that this shearwater is long winged, with a distinctive wing shape, holding the wings bowed down when seen head on, and forward and angled at the wrist. Although a larger shearwater in length, this is not a heavy shearwater, so light in wing loading. In flight it flaps little, gliding much more than you would see in a Sooty Shearwater. Unlike a Flesh-footed, the bill is thin and dark. Key is that the body is long, particularly behind the wings with a distinctively long tail, which is wedge shaped. This individual was ratty and molting, with old outer primaries and new inners. Given that at this time of year they should be breeding, my assumption is that this is a first year bird as the adults would molt after they breed. Needless to say while the rest of the pelagic trip was good, we all knew that it was likely that we had already seen the best bird of the day. In SF County a Wilson’s Storm-Petrel was a nice goody, in with several Ashy Storm-Petrels. It was a good day for Tufted Puffin, we saw them (4) in both San Francisco and San Mateo. But in SF we had a “friendly” Tufted Puffin that would swim feet away from the boat and actually followed, I would say chased us, for some time. That bird was a highlight, and great pictures were taken. Note that local fishermen have told me that this week two days in a row a Tufted Puffin was in with the murres off Pedro Point in Pacifica! We found good numbers of Black-footed Albatross in both counties, Northern Fulmar in SF, more Ashy Storm-Petrels, lots of Sooty and Pink-foots, as well as Common Murres (many youngsters), Rhino and Cassin’s Auklets. As it is early in the season only Red-necked Phalaropes were present. Three distant Pomarine/Parasitic jaegers were the first of the season. Most of the seabird activity was at the continental shelf edge and just outside but inside of the shelf there were few birds. Given the nice numbers offshore, the fact that we have found storm-petrels on both of our trips, and nice numbers of albatross and a rarity already – well it looks like it is building to be a great pelagic season. See you out there.     Good birding, Alvaro   Alvaro Jaramillo alvaro@alvar osadventures.com www.alvarosadventures.com  
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  29. RED-footed Booby again, and miscellanea LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2017, 7 month(s) ago
    What is presumably the same light-morph adult RED-FOOTED BOOBY seen two
    
    days in a row at La Jolla almost two weeks ago was seen again yesterday,
    
    the 29th, by Jim Pea during a half-day fishing trip just inside U.S.
    
    waters off Imperial Beach. The bird was last seen heading somewhat
    
    toward Point Loma. In other booby news, Dean T. saw a good total of 17
    
    BROWN BOOBIES today, the 30th, at La Jolla (including a single flock of
    
    13 birds), as well as the 3 continuing BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS. Also today,
    
    a one-year-old, sporadic REDDISH EGRET was present again at the J
    
    Street/Marina Way mudflats in Chula Vista. Twenty-five Am. White
    
    Pelicans at Sweetwater Reservoir, where also lots of young chick Western
    
    Grebes riding around on the parents' backs.
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
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