Wednesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 NW
  • Sky: Sunny
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • along with some fishing boats

Ecological

  • 8 adult female elephant seals and one pup, I still havent seen the other around for about a week now, there are times where I think I see her in the intertidal areas but I’m not sure if its the pup or a harbour seal

Other

  • it was a beautiful day out, the stellars were being pretty loud out on the rocks and I got plenty of solar power today but I still need to run the generator daily until the batteries can be lifted off the concrete

Tuesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-30 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy about 1 metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, went by with a group from the college but it was too rough for them to tie up to the jetty

Ecological

  • 8 adult female elephant seals all together, 1 pup and the other pup still hasnt shown up
  • not much else going on, need to check the goose nests again soon, it looks like there is either more of them or the geese haved moved their nest

Visitors

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Had a couple tours today, people from the college visiting race rocks

Ecological

  • 6 adult female elephant seals in the front yeard, and one of the pups, the other pup still hasn’t been around I assume she is out hunting, hopefully she will turn up soon

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-20 SE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres
  • Hardly any wind today but the waves were a good size and there was a light rain throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy and Mike came by to make sure the generator and all the new batteries and inverters were running well

Ecological

  • 6 adult female elephant seals in front of the house, one pup stayed near the jetty and I have not seen the other pup today, I think she is might be out hunting which is great, she’s lost a lot of baby fat

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, Dan and Travis dropped by today to work on the internet and help me with a couple chores

Ecological

  • Yet another 2 females came by today making a total of 9 elephant seals all of them female

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 28
  • california sea lions – 35
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 9 female
  • gulls – 150
  • cormorants – 28
  • pigeon guillemots – 52
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 12

Turkey Vulture

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-40 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy, under a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Ecological

  • Another tagged female elephant seal showed up today with a tag on her but I couldn’t get a good look at the tag, just that it was green
  • A turkey vulture flew around a few times before leaving
  • a killdeer was running around

Black Bellied Plover

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 5-15 NW up to 25 in late afternoon
  • Sky: Overcast with a few sunny spots
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Ecological

  • 6 female elephant seals all together, the pups are by the lighthouse the other 4 are the flag pole
  • saw a Black bellied plover today and got a few photos of it
  • the geeses are now laying eggs, saw 3 nests today