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1-2 Sooty Sheerwater. 

3 Cali Gull

4-5 Parasitic I believe 

6 Maybe Western Gull? Fulmars don't really go nearshore. As someone who has a boat and does pelagic of California, don't expect them within 5 miles of shore. Also this is the worst time of year for them. 

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The shears are all dark and it's August -- Sooty. If it's August and the shears are black-and-white, then they're Black-vented. No other shears are found inshore in anything like those numbers, at any time of year.

Just because a bird has a white rump, don't automatically think flicker, particularly on the coast where there are gobs and gobs of white-rumped birds. The gray wings with black wing tips certainly rules any form or species of flicker out.

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6 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

The shears are all dark and it's August -- Sooty. If it's August and the shears are black-and-white, then they're Black-vented. No other shears are found inshore in anything like those numbers, at any time of year.

Just because a bird has a white rump, don't automatically think flicker, particularly on the coast where there are gobs and gobs of white-rumped birds. The gray wings with black wing tips certainly rules any form or species of flicker out.

Pink footed are definitely possible onshore in August off the California Coast, often mixed in with the sooties. 

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Just now, Connor Cochrane said:

Pink footed are definitely possible onshore in August of the California Coast, often mixed in with the sooties. 

I return you to "in anything like those numbers." Given the photo quality, unless the photographer got incredibly lucky, one is not going to pick a PF out of those birds.

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