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09/20/13
Blue-footed Booby Update
Filed under: California
Posted by: Bob @ 5:35 pm

Hi all,

The Blue-footed Boobies (BFBO) continue! Picked up my Mom and we made it out to Obsidian Butte just before sunset on Thursday September 19. We were immediately greeted with 14 BLBO in a group fly-by with two flying in the other direction and two standing on the rocky shore for a total of 18 individuals. All appeared to be immature birds so do not head out there expecting to see the brilliant blue feet of an adult. Mike, Brandie, Emily and Andrew came out to enjoy the spectacle with us and there were a few other birders in the area enjoying it as well.

Directions to Obsidian Butte and more information are in my previous post.

More pictures from this day can be viewed HERE.

My eBird report for the visit can be viewed HERE.


Brown Pelicans and an immature Blue-footed Booby


12 Blue-footed Booby


Blue-footed Boobies into the sunset


Brown Pelicans streaming toward Obsidian Butte from Red Hill


Brown Pelicans at sunset


Mike and Andrew at sunset

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