Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pillar Point Harbor

Red-breasted Merganser in Flight
Today at Pillar Point Harbor there was 5 Common Loons, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Great Blue Heron trying to snag a Whimbrel!
The Great Blue slowly crept up on the Whimbrel. I knew the intention of this stalk and was nervious for the Whimbrel. I was almost tempted to warn the Whimbrel, when it launched into flight.

I also spotted what appeared to be a stranded Northern Fur Seal pup. I called Marine Mammal Center, and they were going to investigate!

Finally the Whimbrel gets wise!
Great Blue Eyeing Whimbrel

Northern Fur Seal Pup


  1. Good News, this pup is now the newest Marine Mammal Center's patient.
    June 5, 2012 Casso Northern Fur Seal Mavericks Beach

  2. The MMC informed me that Casso died during the evening of June 7th.................so sad!!!