Posted by: atowhee | September 25, 2008

Lamp-post Gulls and Windmill Ravens

It’s the best time of the year to be in San Francisco.  We had less than a day so I couldnt go chasing migrants.  But the locally abundant Lamp=-post Gulls were about:

 

 

 

And inside the Beach Chalet were gulls of another sort entirely:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just around the corner from the Chalet, one of the city’s two century-old wooden windmills.

And the resident Raven pair roost and probably nest there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was something worth croaking about:

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the beach were the usual fall circles of Heermann’s Gulls, their pluymage adarker even than the beach sand.

On our drive south on I-5 this time we saw both magpies, the Black[-billed need Weed, the Yellow-billed in a small group near Maxwell where we also spotted a low cloud lof White-face Ibis and some White-fronted Geese milling about a recently mowed field.  Only a few swallows still in the Valley, probably Tree as some winter there.  No Kingbirds.


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