We had a lovely little hike at Tomales Point this morning, and saw a few good birds, including a commoner, but new to us. Right at Pierce Ranch, the parking area for the Tomales Point trail, we saw a number of lovely little Western Bluebirds, cool! Naturally, the first fellow we saw, up close and in good light, flew away to the treetops before I could attach my birding camera lens, but c’est la vie, a tick is a tick, eh?
I continue to be amazed by just how many turkey vultures are always present in coastal Marin – must be good pickin’s! One of my favorite sights is them perched atop telephone poles or fence posts with their wings spread out in the early morning, but we arrived to late to see that on the drive up.
We did see a Stellar’s Jay, a bunch of Scrub Jays, Mallard, Harriers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Ravens and Egrets in and around the point.
See my photo album from Tomales Point.
On Tomales Point itself, we saw:
Great Blue Heron
* Western Bluebird