- Visibility: 15 miles
- Wind: 0-5 knots East
- Sky: overcast with showers
- Water: 1′ chop
- Saw one California Sea Lion with a nasty looking neck wound.
- Conducted a census today.
- Several bird species notably absent today.
- No Harlequin Ducks, Savannah Sparrows, or Black Oystercatchers.
- The Sparrows have been absent all week; I suspect gone for the winter.
- I’m sure the Harlequins and Oystercatchers are still around.
- Only saw two Heermann’s Gulls; I think last weeks group was just passing through.
- I did see my first Dunlin of the season though!
- And lots more Black Turnstones than in previous weeks.
- They like to splash around in the rain puddles.
- California Sea Lions: 606
- Northern (Steller) Sea Lions: 181
- Harbour Seals: 12
- Elephant Seals: 7 (2 on Great Race, 5 on Middle Rock)
- Seagulls unspecified: 586
- Thayer’s Gulls: 114
- Glaucous-winged Gulls: 76
- Heermann’s Gulls: 2
- Cormorants unspecified: 356
- Black Turnstone: 33
- Canada Geese: 3
- Bald Eagles: 3 (2 adult, 1 immature)
- Dunlin: 1
- The usual chores.
- Reset the electric fence which has been faring unusually well.
- A surprising number of eco-tours today, given the weather, day of the week, and month.
- I counted at least 10.