L.A. International Airport – and only a 30 minute drive to a super-rarity. Lucky for me the throngs of crowds since the Red-flanked Bluetail was found two days earlier hadn’t been chased off. In fact, while I joined the stakeout today, 9AM – 3PM, the Southern California birders in attendance were all respectful of the bird’s flight zone. My views of the bird were all fleeting, though on one occasion I managed to score a recognisable record shot.
I’m under the pump without enough time to write a blog, but that at times like these, the images will be interesting on their own. I continue to blunder my efforts at eBird – screwing up the locations when attempting to lodge reports after the fact, from interstate locations. Apologies to the moderators. First chance for a non-exhausted few-hour block and I’ll firstly fix up the species list on this site, then get onto some youtube coaching for eBird remote location entry tips.