Charleston Slough & Shoreline Park Birding

Not very much afoot today. Charleston Slough was very quiet, probably in part due to trail rebuilding going on between the viewing platform and Shoreline Lake, but the resident Burrowing Owl family was out and about, making the day. Three young ‘uns were out of the north-east burrow, with two others in the grass and an adult between the path and the road.

Limantour birding & wildflowering (Point Reyes)

Verrry good wildflowering & OK birding around the Limantour area of Point Reyes this weekend! Although we were late for the Irises, a few stragglers remained. We didn’t see anything new-to-us, but it was neat to see twinberry in fruit, as we’d only seen it in flower previously (at the nearby Drake’s Estero area of Point Reyes, in fact!).

We saw but a modest number of birds. The highlight was definitely a GREAT HORNED OWL and fledging OWLET, but there was a good variety of the usual suspects throughout our hike.

Great Horned Owlet