Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Trip Report: Bay Area to Big Sur, Dec 29 to Jan 6

1.  Black-crowned Night Heron at KFC
Oakland has an urbanized population of Black-crowned Night Herons centered around Lake Merritt.  We were surprised to see one hanging out at Kentucky Fried Chicken with a bunch of Pigeons.

2. Golden-crowned Sparrow at the Golden Gate Bridge
 First life lister of 2018 seen on January 1st.  An auspicious start to the new year.

3. Tide Pools
They were incredible!

4. Pelagic Birding
Six birds added to my life list on this three hour cruise.  Saw some whales too.

5. Burrowing Owl