- Visibility: 15 miles
- Wind: 5-10 knots North East, then from 15:00 onwards 15-25 knots West
- Sky: mostly overcast
- Water: rippled
- Census day!
- This morning at about 7:00 I spied the Otter wandering along the wooden deck.
- Later in the early evening I spied him again and got two photos!
- Saw one branded California Sea Lion: X[?]60
- Watched fascinated as two crows boldly flew up to two eagles and scampered about next to them!
- Saw some seagulls muck about in a goose nest. I think they were eating the eggs.
- Harbour Seals: 70
- California Sea Lions: 70
- Steller (Northern) Sea Lions: 53
- Elephant Seals: 9 (2 on Great Race, 7 on Middle Rock)
- River Otter: 1
- Seagulls unspecified: 172
- Pigeon Guillemots: 138
- Surfbirds: 88
- Cormorants unspecified: 49 (all on Middle Rocks)
- Canada Geese: 19
- Black Turnstones: 14
- Harlequin Ducks: 9 (5 males and 4 females)
- Black Oystercatchers: 6
- Bald Eagles: 2 (2 adults, 0 immature)
- Savannah Sparrow: 2
- Crows: 2
- Lots of intense goose work.
- Pumped one 55 gallon barrel of diesel into the tidy tank.
- A couple of eco-tours came by, as well as pleasure craft.
- In the late morning, several kayakers entered the reserve.
- Most of them stayed over by the North Rocks, but a few wandered down to South Rocks.
- Some of them had difficulty dealing with the strong ebb tidal current, and had to renegotiate their route to rejoin the others.
- Stay safe out there!