|Gulls are one of my favorite species of birds because they are a challenge to even some of the best experts. I was turned on to the wonder of gulls by local gull expert Nick Komar.|
At a local trail head we also located GIANT ELEPHANT SEALS, a Chipping Sparrow, and 1 American Pipit. this ended the day section of the birding and opened up a whole new type of birding, owling. After a failed attempt at a nearby campground we came back to our KOA and found my life Saw-Whet Owl and a wonderful pair of Great-horned Owls. With these two birds our final number was 120 in one day! That beat our old score in Texas by 20 birds! What a great day! Here are some pics from the day.
|Brant in Bodega Bay sitting in a rainstorm like the rest of the birds|
|young Snowy Egret|
Good luck birding
P.S. Thank Christian Nunes for the free membership to WFO for young birds!