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    Default Northern Gannet in California - first Pacific Ocean record?

    Seen this morning, will post links to photos as they appear:
    http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail...lBirds/1175306

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    Maybe this is the one that our folks saw in the offshore northeastern Chukchi Sea in 2010. Unfortunately, we never were able to get a photo. Other scientists saw it a few days later near Barrow.

    The Northwest Passage was open that summer, and we suspect that the Gannet came through then, perhaps following some ships? There also were records of Great Black-backed Gull on the North Slope that same summer.

    R. H. Day

    Links to photos of the Farallones bird on Facebook below

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    This bird has spent the summer on the Farallones and has allowed a few successful chase trips
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1013148...tosThrough9112

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    This bird can now be seen from land in San Francisco as it's currently roosting on Alcatraz Island. Photos on Joe's site:
    http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/NorthernGannetP1160523.htm

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    Have you seen it yet, Andy? A nice one for your SF list...

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    If it sticks to end of month perhaps...I don't have time to be a state lister unfortunately


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    some more photos of the Gannet on a nest on Alcatraz
    http://rauzon.zenfolio.com/p87391062...6150#h2a376150

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
    ... the Gannet on a nest on Alcatraz ....
    Very appropriate!

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