Bald Eagle Cam!

This Tuesday at my Field Ornithology class, I learned of a Bald Eagle cam on Santa Cruz Island of the coast of Southern California! Apparently eagles nested here frequently until DDT drove them away some 40+ years ago. Now a pair is back and nesting again for the second year in a row – check…

Woohoo, new scope!

I just got my first spotting scope, a Pentax PF65ED-a w/a Pentax XF SMC 20-60x zoom eyepiece, and can’t wait to get out and use it. Of course, it arrived right after sunset, so that will have to wait until tomorrow! It’s surprisingly lightweight and compact (an advantage of a 65mm objective lens), and at…

In and around Point Reyes

Sebby & I headed north to Point Reyes Station yesterday morning to view Stage 1 of the Tour of California pro bike race. This was my first time spectating a stage race, although I’ve seen numerous criteriums. After a delicious breakfast at our favorite diner, the Pine Cone Diner, we walked up the hill north of downtown Point Reyes Station and perched ourselves along the road.