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Surfbirds of Linda Mar Beach



I photographed these surfbirds at the north end of Linda Mar Beach. The top two photos show the birds foraging, uncharacteristically, on the sandy beach. The third photo shows one in its more typical rocky shore habitat. All of these birds are about two-thirds through their molt into breeding plumage. The one on the rocks is almost perfectly camouflaged against the backdrop of aggregating anemones. 

Paul Donahue


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naturally. this is where the surf is. we're here.

Great photos, but inquiring minds want to know: What species of bird are we looking at?

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