Posted by: atowhee | September 14, 2013

REDWOOD COAST

I have just been through a rapid re-enactment of serious climate change, from Ashland to Eureka and back in less than 48 hours. 90+ in Ashland, 58 and drippy in Eureka. And I got a dose of salt fog and some oceanic birding. Red-throated Loons, Red-necked Grebe, a flock of Elegant Terns. Brown Pelicans. A Merlin straffing the beach at Clam Creek in Humboldt County.
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Marbled Godwits, Crescent City.
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DARL-TONIA
A fen with pitcher plants in Illinois Valley.
GWG POSTD Glaucous-winged Gull, Crescent City.

HERRM GULLSHeermann Gulls are the two dark ones in front, the other darkish gulls are first year Westerns. Crescent City.

SMITGH-MID FRK
Middle Fork of the Smith River.
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Elegant Tern living up to its name. Crescent City.
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WEGU PSTD
Western Gull
YNG GULL I believe this to be a first-year California Gull.cora on ashjes (1280x1280)
Raven at Clam Beach with white patch on one wing.
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These elk were at Elk Meadows, between Eureka and Crescent City. Signs wisely advise you not to walk up to the “wild elk,” as opposed to the tame ones?
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WEGU-STRFSH Can this gull swallow the starfish? Bet on it.


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