Monthly Archives: June 2012

Osprey Fishing

Last Sunday I happened on a group of Osprey working the eel grass beds between Nick’s and Hog island on Tomales bay. It was a strong minus tide, so the water was very shallow. The mid day light was less … Continue reading

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Friendly White Pelicans

I ran into a somewhat friendly group of white pelicans last weekend on Tomales bay. I see whites almost exclusively in flocks, only rarely singularly. Unlike browns, they usually keep their distance from humans. One thing I have learned about … Continue reading

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More Wind Means More Whales

Sailboat racers, windsurfers and those of us who appreciate marine life in Northern California welcome our seasonal northwest winds, they can start as early as April but more typically in May. Their arrival signals the start of our ocean upwelling … Continue reading

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Orcas off Cannery Row!

Last summer a pod of orcas were sighted and filmed inside Monterey’s outer harbor, one of the few times they have been seen close to shore in a developed area in Northern California. On Monday Nancy Black of Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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