So the plan is to leave early tomorrow morning- once again, before first light. I'll stop in to see if the GLAUCOUS GULL that Alvaro Jaramillo found the other day is still in Half Moon Bay. Then on to the city. I hope to get there early enough to try for the GRAY CATBIRD that has been in Golden Gate Park for the past couple of weeks. One night in the city and then up to Point Reyes.
I'm looking forward to getting up to Point Reyes again. There have been a few good birds (that I still need) seen all clustered together near Abbott's Lagoon. I missed the PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVERS the last trip up there, but they have been reported there recently. The fact that there are LAPLAND LONGSPURS and now a MOUNTAIN PLOVER very nearby, gives this trip some great potential. A WINTER WREN was seen a couple of weeks ago in Inverness, but hasn't been seen lately. Hopefully I can find a little time to poke around for it.
Point Reyes is so beautiful that it doesn't really matter anyway. There will be tons of great birds regardless of whether I've seen them or not.
On a different note, I just found my camera. Here are a couple of semi-recent random pictures from various place.
|The Local Harlequin- This bird has took up residence at Pescadero State Beach a couple of years ago. This was taken through my scope. That's a female surf scoter diving behind him.|
|Modus at the Golden Gate on the last Point Reyes trip|
|Burrowing Owl- Okay, it's blurry, but it was fun finding this one.|
|Elk at Sunrise in Point Reyes|
|Modus and the Sage Thrasher I found on the SF Bay. I know you can't really see the bird well, but I thought it was cool to get them in the same shot.|
|Sage Thrasher through the scope. This was the first one I'd ever seen in San Mateo County.|