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09/21/13
Magnificent Frigatebird
Filed under: California
Posted by: Bob @ 2:39 pm

Hi all,

Went back out to Obsidian Butte last night, Sept 20, for another spectacular sunset and saw 12 of the continuing Blue-footed Boobies.

Went back out this morning, Sept 21, and saw 12 BFBO again but the count might have been as high as 16 as others there might have seen more. While watching the boobies with Chris McCreedy, James and Charlene Castle and Ron Holland,.a lone juvenile MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD streamed past high overhead to the delight of all present. It has been many years since I last saw a MAFR here at the Salton Sea!  My pics did not turn out so well but some of the others had some really fine shots.

I then headed south for El Centro and ran into Mark and Camille Stratton along the seawall. James, Charlene and I did some dragonfly watching along the Westside Main Canal. Roseate Skimmer were numerous and I snapped a few pictures of this pair of Common Green Darners as the female was ovipositing eggs in the vegetation as a male Roseate Skimmer buzzed by.

More pictures of Friday’s sunset can be viewed HERE.


Salton Sea sunset from Obsidian Butte


Blue-footed Boobies and Double-crested Cormorants


Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)


Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)


Common Green Darner male and female w/ female depositing eggs. Roseate Skimmer

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