There was a moderate breeze for most of the day. The barometer dropped slightly throughout the day. There was a low cloud cover and occasional light rain.
There was only one whale watching boat seen in the reserve today.
Two juvenile bald eagles took the rocky perch on the South Islands that was occupied by the adult bald yesterday morning. Occasionally one of the eagles would assert its authority over the gulls by flying around Great Race and sending the thousands of gulls skyward into a panic.
The pinnipeds are still occupying the reserve in large numbers. Perhaps wanting solitude from the cacophony of sea lion barking, a lone california sea lion parked itself in the middle of the island for the whole day.
This afternoon, a group of five harlequin ducks were hanging out by the kelp beds to the west of the jetty.