Birds feeding in Strait

Monday, January 14, 2002
 Good Evening
TEMPERATURE: Max 8.1C  Min 3.7C Reset 5.0C
MARINE LIFE: The calendar does say January but it was like spring on the ‘rock’ today with the very light winds and bright sunshine.Another good day for the birds,from 1/2 km off the island as far as we could see thousands of feeding sea birds.Only 9 ( 5 mature) Bald Eagles came into the reserve today,spent a little time eating, resting then back out to sea. Just after noon noticed a California Sea Lion haul out on North Rocks with a fresh wound on the top side of the left flipper.Looking with the telescope could see a bigger area of raw flesh under the flipper -like the armpit area – Orca nibble maybe??? About 15:30 a Heron landed on the railing of the boat dock,sat there almost half an hour then flew over the little bay on the east shore of Gr.Race, was still there as the sun was setting.
HUMAN INTERACTION: 1 pleasure craft through the M.P.A. today
posted by Carol or Mike S at 6:09 PM
Good Morning
WEATHER: Sky Cloudy  Vis. 15 Miles  Wind North East 4 Knots Sea Rippled
posted by Carol or Mike S at 8:21 AM