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A time of shore birds and jasminum

juvenile sanderling, Calidris alba
juvenile sanderling, Calidris alba

Shore Birds migrating southward are beginning to arrive in San Diego County. Through fall and winter various ducks, sandpipers, and plovers will be spotted in increased numbers in the county’s coastal wetlands. Best bird-watching spots include the Tijuana River estuary, south San Diego Bay, the San Diego River flood channel, Peñasquitos Lagoon, San Elijo Lagoon, Batiquitos Lagoon, and Buena Vista Lagoon.

Jasmine’s Thick, Sweet Odor wafts on the night breezes this time of year, especially throughout the older, well-landscaped neighborhoods of San Diego. The exotic odor is produced by the flowers of true jasmines (genus Jasminum), as opposed to the so-called “star jasmine” (genus Trachelospermum) which blooms in the late spring and early summer.

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juvenile sanderling, Calidris alba
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Shore Birds migrating southward are beginning to arrive in San Diego County. Through fall and winter various ducks, sandpipers, and plovers will be spotted in increased numbers in the county’s coastal wetlands. Best bird-watching spots include the Tijuana River estuary, south San Diego Bay, the San Diego River flood channel, Peñasquitos Lagoon, San Elijo Lagoon, Batiquitos Lagoon, and Buena Vista Lagoon.

Jasmine’s Thick, Sweet Odor wafts on the night breezes this time of year, especially throughout the older, well-landscaped neighborhoods of San Diego. The exotic odor is produced by the flowers of true jasmines (genus Jasminum), as opposed to the so-called “star jasmine” (genus Trachelospermum) which blooms in the late spring and early summer.

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Sorry, but the picture accompanying this piece is not of a Least Sandpiper. It's a juvenile Sanderling, Calidris alba. Here's some information about Sanderlings from Cornell University's Ornithology Lab: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sanderling/id.

Aug. 27, 2016

Thank you very much for the correction! We've changed the photo caption.

Aug. 27, 2016

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