Saturday, 24 August 2013
Flukes in California Part 1
Well it is summertime and indeed time for a much needed holiday. So leaving the delights of Malibu, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood & Universal Studios behind for a while I managed to get out on a boat into the Pacific Ocean (sort of) and indulge in my other great passion - cetaceans. Long Beach, California was the starting point and the pretty harbour held a surprise (for me at least) in the shape of this Elegant Tern. A white trailing edge, long, droopy bill and splodge of black on the nape all didn't add up to a Royal Tern, so I was quite happy with this, as have done zero homework on the birds here and not seen anything this elegant for many years!