Posted by: atowhee | September 23, 2014

CALIFORNIA COAST-ING

Can birding the California Coast be called “coasting?” That’s what I was doing last week with a group of clients from Pat=rtnership for International Birding.CATO GLANCCalifornia Towhee…in California.

CATO PREEN

curl in fog (2)Curlew in the fog, Morro Bay.

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Diving Elegant Tern, Morro Bay.
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Pelicans on rock northof Gorda, where we laso saw a passing California Condor pursued by Peregrine.
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sleeping sausagesThus is what a sleeping sausage would look like…these happen to be only young elephant seals on the beach near Piedras Blancas.

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Pfeiffer-Burns waterfall into the sea.
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Whute-crowned Sparrow adult.
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whale spoutThe spouting whale off Pfeiffer-Burns State Park in Big Sur. It was a humpback whale surrounded by attending Heermann’s Gulls and Sooty Shearwaters.
Above the park we saw a pair of soaring condors, giving us three on the day.
California zebra, a rare breed…actually exotic livestock on the Hearst Corporation property at San Simeon.
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