Thursday, August 4, 2011

Survey Of North Beach Ano Nuevo, California

As I volunteer for FMSA Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association I and fellow volunteers survey several Northern California Beaches.

On August 2nd we did North Beach in Ano Nuevo State Reserve, a beach that is not accessible to the general public due to large numbers of Northern Elephant Seals present.

Here we were treated to about 3 pairs of bulls apparently having mock battles.

A special treat was to see 2 Glaucous Gulls on the beach, I was able to photograph one, see below.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Photographed Black-footed Albatross in Monterey Bay with leg bands. I called the Bird Banding Office in Marland and left a message. I would like to know where the bird was banded and how old it is. Most likely it was banded on Midway Island!