On my way back to La Jolla I was feeling really tired. I debated whether to not to hit a particular spot at Mission Bay, but decided against in since I was so tired. I also figured it was a weekend and would be flooded with people anyway. I came back to the house where I am staying, had a bowl of ice cream, flipped on the Chargers-Chiefs game, and immediately passed out cold for 2 hours. I was really groggy when I woke up, but I managed to shake this off well-enough to have a fantastic, entertaining dinner with my 2 hosts, Dave and Monica, and a mutual friend, Kurt. We were all good friends during our graduate school days at NYU.
Me, Monica, Kurt (back), Dave (right)
Looking at the bird posts this evening, I saw that a Red Phalarope was reported at the EXACT spot and at the EXACT time that I chose to bypass it this afternoon. DAMN! I guess you can't win them all. Tomorrow I am going to return to La Jolla Cove to seawatch for Cassin's auklet tomorrow morning before heading over to the phalarope spot in the afternoon. Hopefully it will stick around!
33 miles today