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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Naked Ladies


Naked Ladies, originally uploaded by sgrace.

A sign that fall is coming.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Corcoran Lagoon and More



Starling, originally uploaded by sgrace.

At Corcoran Lagoon, I saw a flock of European Starling on the Library lawn.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

I went down to the Rivermouth looking for interesting birds and got retro-looking shot of the boardwalk. For most of the month it's been foggy until about 11:00am each day.


GoldfinchGreat Blue Heron

I went to Antonelli Pond for the first time early in the month. I saw several small songbirds like this Goldfinch and also shorebirds. I've never seen a Blue Heron roosting at the top of a tree; that was unusual.

Catching Up


Santa Cruz Harbor, originally uploaded by sgrace.

Despite school starting last week, I made several little photo ventures in August.

At the beginning of the month, I there was an unusual number of anchovies all over the Central Coast. I definitely saw a wider variety of shorebirds than ever before. These Elegant Terns are feeding their young.




Santa Cruz Harbor, originally uploaded by sgrace.

More Pelicans than I have ever seen on the SC Harbor jetty. I didn't realize that Brown Pelicans were endangered.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seeing Double


Seeing Double, originally uploaded by sgrace.

Brown Pelicans enjoying a run of anchovies in the Santa Cruz Harbor.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Harbor Seal


Harbor Seal, originally uploaded by sgrace.

There's a great deal of marine animal action in the area lately due to schools of anchovies hanging around. I generally see one or two seals a week in the harbor; there were about 15 out last week when I took this picture.

Glamour Squirrel


Glamour Squirrel, originally uploaded by sgrace.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Harbor Visitors


Elegant Tern, originally uploaded by sgrace.

There have been a ton of terns and pelicans in the harbor feeding on anchovies.


Brown Pelican
There was also some Heerman's Gulls and a Blue Heron out that morning.

Heermann's Gull

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Black Crowned Night Heron


Black Crowned Night Heron, originally uploaded by sgrace.

The weather has been sunny and great for birding. I was excited to catch three roosting Black Crowned Night Herons at Corcoran Lagoon this week. There were also several Snowy Egrets, a Blue Heron, a Brown Pelican, and the usual flock of Mallards and occasional American Coot.