Wardens’s report by Garry Fletcher contd.
In early morning calm –and clear with no wind– by 1115 hrs it was pouring rain. Predictable from the look of the barometer . The weather fluctuated all day from rain to sun with a rainbow and back to rain. Sea lion numbers are still building and one more elephant seal joined the elephant seal group by the boathouse last night . So this is what it looked and sounded like this morning :
Several branded sealions here today:
At this time of year there are some non-breeding plumage Heermann’s gulls that one can pick out among the large gull population .
And a gallery of some of the other bird-life on the island, some migrating through.
9 whalewatching boats through the reserve this morning. Swells and the approaching storm held them off in the afternoon.
The panoramas below were taken in the last two days:
On Sunday morning, the Davis weather instrument wasn’t working. On checking, I found that the UPC powerbackup was malfunctioning–will return it to the college IT dept. Weather is back on now.