Misc good birds -Big Sur, Point Lobos and anta cruz
- Big Sur at the Pfeiffer burns state park area were 6-7 CALIFORNIA
CONDORS. Three at the park and the rest further north. Condors are
likely not an uncommon bird at the park but a first for me.
Point lobos had an albino or leucistic RED-BREASTED MERGANSER at
Weston beach. The bird was with another RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
(female). I am not 100% sure the bird was a red-breasted since the
color pattern of the bird was very much absent.
There was also a pair of MARBLED MURRELETS and good whales. 8-10
grays, 15 or so humpbacks and a large mixed group of feeding
dolphins(200+)that included common, norther right whale and risso's
dolphins outside the group. There might have been more species in the
At a small park in Santa cruz (Garfield park) was a RINGED TURTLE
DOVE with some EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES.
cheers Robert Garriock, San Francisco, CA