New Weaner Deceased


  • Visibility: 15 miles
  • Wind: 0-10 knots North
  • Water: 1′ chop
  • Sky: sunny
  • A fresh fall of snow was visible on the Olympics.


  • The first thing I saw this morning was a bald eagle landing over by the Energy Building, right where the elephant seals had been last night, and a place where they normally don’t land.
  • I headed over there and my suspicions were affirmed; the newest weaner had been killed in the night and many birds were feasting on his corpse.
  • Unlike the previous weaner who had simply had his skull crushed by teeth, this one had been virtually torn to shreds, making it much easier for the birds to begin feasting.
  • Chunk was lying nearby, but this time I cannot be sure that he was the culprit, as he didn’t seem to have any blood on him, and Chuckles had been with the weaner last night.
  • The old river otter returned today. It must be blind or in some way sensory impaired, as it is easily approached without seeming to notice ones presence. I say this because I encountered it quite closely by accident, and yet it didn’t seem to take much notice of me until I was only a few feet away.
  • Encountered quite a few surfbirds on the beach.


  • Stacked more firewood.
  • Cleared logs off the ramp.


  • Two eco-tours came by this afternoon.
  • One fishing boat passed through the reserve.
  • One unidentified boat spent some time floating on the edge of the reserve, but I saw no indication of fishing.