Today’s entry is about some of the fauna from our January 19-20, 2008 trip to
The herring spawned in
The gulls were chowing down on the tiny (about 1/8 inch in diameter) golden eggs. The food was more than plentiful, yet the gulls were still stealing from each other and screaming their heads off (not a surprise :-)
We also saw a Harbor Seal and a Sea Lion (no photos).
A cute dog at the marina (yes, it was with a person):
Until this day (1-19-08) I had never never seen a Black-crowned Night-Heron (or any heron, for that matter) hunker down on the ground like this. We watched it for a while -- it seemed quite calm and cozy.
We looked for the Orchard Oriole that had been seen recently at the
We saw the feral parakeets. They sounded a little like Acorn Woodpeckers.
At the Presidio, at about 4:20 P.M., we saw the Rose-breasted Grosbeak (a male with just a stripe of rose down his front) that had been hanging out there.
I described our dinner and hotel in this entry.
On Sunday, we looked for the Burrowing Owl that had been hanging out near the Sutro Baths. We didn’t see it, but there were some good birds in the trees (including Pygmy Nuthatches) next to the lot in which we parked.
We did see the Harlequin Duck and Barrow’s Goldeneye (both males) that have been in the Hunter’s Point area lately.
On Wednesday, 1-23-08, we looked for the Townsend’s Solitaire that had been seen in