Pacifica, CA

Ok, I know I already posted something called "The rest of California" but that was a lie.  Here is the rest of my California trip- mostly just walks around the beach or a county park with my friend and her son who live in Pacifica. 


One day we ate lunch by the pier and watched Elegant Terns fishing...


Here I saw my first jaeger tearing through the terns and then disappearing...  No photos worth sharing.

We spent a couple hours at San Pedro Valley County Park, with a quick stop in the visitors center to look at the stuffed birds...

                     Olive-sided Flycatcher
 
                     Wrentit


Random selection of birds.  On my last afternoon in town we went for a walk from my friend's house down to the beach.  There's a little boardwalk area with a sign about the threatened California red-legged frog, many of which could be found directly below the sign. 


On the walk to the beach we kept hearing ravens and I was trying to think if I had ever seen a crow there.  That's when I saw a crow.  Chasing a raven.  Offering some of the best comparison views I've ever seen...


When we got to the beach I could see some kind of shorebirds in the distance and went to investigate.  They turned out to be those crazy California Surfbirds pretending to be sandpipers I had read about here.


 Elegant Terns were flying back and forth over the water...


A small group of gulls on the beach consisted of Westerns, Heermann's, and, of course, Californias...


On the walk back California Towhees were keeping post on some shrubs...


And now I am done posting about California.  The end.  Good times!

Comments

  1. Nice post on your California visit. The Terns are great, they are great birds. My favorite shot is the cute frog. I am glad you had a good time, happy birding!

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  2. Trying to leave a comment not working great for 2 days! Love the raven, crow, pier, and frog! Only pillows should be stuffed~ Happy Hump Day

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