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Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Above and below: Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Note the primary molt (fresh inner primaries)

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Some of the 100+ Pomarine Jaegers we thoroughly enjoyed off San Diego, California on 10/8/2011. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Red-billed Tropicbird was an excellent highlight on a 10/8/11 pelagic out of San Diego.

A Red-billed Tropicbird was an excellent highlight on a 10/8/11 pelagic out of San Diego. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Red-billed Tropicbird was an excellent highlight on a 10/8/11 pelagic out of San Diego. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Red-billed Tropicbird was an excellent highlight on a 10/8/11 pelagic out of San Diego. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Audubon's Warbler migrating over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

An Audubon's Warbler migrating over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Audubon's Warbler migrating over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Audubon's Warbler migrating over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Risso's Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

Risso's Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Risso's Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A "Light-footed" Clapper Rail (R. l. levipes) forages on the mudflats near the mouth of the Tijuana River in southernmost California (10/7/2011).

A "Light-footed" Clapper Rail (<em>R. l. levipes</em>) forages on the mudflats near the mouth of the Tijuana River in southernmost California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A "Light-footed" Clapper Rail (<em>R. l. levipes</em>) forages on the mudflats near the mouth of the Tijuana River in southernmost California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A "Light-footed" Clapper Rail (<em>R. l. levipes</em>) forages on the mudflats near the mouth of the Tijuana River in southernmost California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Black-bellied Plover near the Tijuana River, California (10/7/2011).

A Black-bellied Plover near the Tijuana River, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Belding's Sparrow near the Tijuana River mouth, San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011).

A Belding's Sparrow near the Tijuana River mouth, San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Pink-footed Shearwaters off San Diego Co., California (10/8/2011).

Pink-footed Shearwaters off San Diego Co., California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Pink-footed Shearwaters off San Diego Co., California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Pink-footed Shearwaters off San Diego Co., California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Pink-footed Shearwaters off San Diego Co., California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Sabine's Gull off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

A juvenile Sabine's Gull off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A distant Cassin's Auklet - off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

A distant Cassin's Auklet - off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Red-necked Phalaropes off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

Red-necked Phalaropes off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Commin Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011).

Commin Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Commin Dolphins off San Diego, California (10/8/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: American-type Oystercatchers among Black Oystercatchers in San Diego Harbor at dawn. One of the three American-types might fall within range of a "pure" American, but the other two show more signs of hybridization.

American-type Oystercatchers among Black Oystercatchers in San Diego Harbor at dawn. One of the three American-types might fall within range of a "pure" American, but the other two show more signs of hybridization. Photo by Bill Hubick.

American-type Oystercatchers among Black Oystercatchers in San Diego Harbor at dawn. One of the three American-types might fall within range of a "pure" American, but the other two show more signs of hybridization. Photo by Bill Hubick.

American-type Oystercatchers among Black Oystercatchers in San Diego Harbor at dawn. One of the three American-types might fall within range of a "pure" American, but the other two show more signs of hybridization. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011).

A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A nice example of why it used to be called Black-shouldered Kite.
(That name now refers to the similar Australian species.)

A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A White-tailed Kite soars over the Tijuana River mouth, California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A presumed Allen's Hummingbird near the Tijuana River mouth in San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011).

A presumed Allen's Hummingbird near the Tijuana River mouth in San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A presumed Allen's Hummingbird near the Tijuana River mouth in San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A presumed Allen's Hummingbird near the Tijuana River mouth in San Diego Co., California (10/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

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