- Visibility: 15 miles
- Wind: 25-30 knots West in the morning
- The rest of the day 15 knots West.
- Sky: overcast
- Water: 2′ chop
- Finally discovered a Black Oystercatcher nest!
- 2 eggs are inside the “nest”.
- Their nests are made of rocks and shells.
- Census day.
- I don’t seem to see any Black Turnstones or Surfbirds anymore.
- Also less Bald Eagles.
- And the Otter has been gone for a while.
- Harbour Seals: 117
- Northern Sea Lions: 32
- California Sea Lions: 22 (one branded U 687)
- Elephant Seals: 20 (17 on Great Race, 3 on Middle Rock)
- Seagulls: 327
- Pigeon Guillemots: 114
- Canada Geese: 21 (14 resident geese, 7 stopovers)
- Black Oystercatchers: 10 (plus 2 eggs!)
- Harlequin Ducks: 8 (6 males, 2 females)
- Cormorants: 4
- Barn Swallows: 2
- Bald Eagle: 1 immature
- Savannah Sparrow: 1
- Rust painting.
- More thistle weed whacking.
- You can cut them down like you’re the Queen of Hearts, but they grow back.
- Cleaned the solar panels.
- Four or so eco-tours came by today.