We climbed Cone Peak (above Lucia on Hwy 1) last Monday. Despite
recent burn, mountain quails are still very common there. Another
bird of interest was N saw-whet owl, heard at the end of Cone Peak
Rd. one mile past the Cone Peak trailhead.
While driving through Monterey, we saw a mule deer walk into harbor
seal colony there. The seals got totally freaked out, and remained in
the water for ten minutes, until the intruder walked away.
P.S. Thanks to everyone for S CA pelagic trips info. Looks like the
only one available is San Miguel Island trip - not really a pelagic
one, but certainly the best for Guadalupe fur seal.
I'll probably also get a chance to go on a very long trip W from San
Francisco in a private yacht in mid-May.