Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not so Sunny California

Yesterday went more or less as planned, but unfortunately the rain and wind showed up as predicted.  Ahead of the adverse weather I was able to do some roadside birding on my way to Point Reyes.  At Rigdon Currie's house his wife and a friend were putting up fruit jams , while over lunch Rig and I caught up on what's been happening in our respective lives.  From there I birded north along the coast where I photographed the Wrentit shown here.  Other interesting birds were White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows, California Thrasher and Towhee, and a big flock of Marbled Godwits and Willets.  The house that Kate Sutherland had rented for a group of pelagikers including me was lovely.  As a group we watched a screening of "The Birds," the Hitchcock movie filmed in Bodega Bay, after which a pork chop dinner was prepared and served.  Yum! 
We all had hoped we could get offshore the following day.  But it was not to be.  Even though the final decision was postponed until 9am, the answer was the same.  We didn't go out on the ocean.  We waited for that final decision while having a full breakfast in The Tides, the restaurant right on the water.  Outside the rain was pounding and the wind was howling.  Now I have to decide what to do.  I could go back to Norfolk early.  I could bird somewhere south of here where there's better weather.  What shall I do?


  1. decisions, decisions, decisions . . . sorry you didn't get a chance to go with Ned & company . . . Renee


    Looks like you have a few options!

  3. Hi Bob,
    No suggestions, but I just wanted you to know I'm still following your adventures. Thanks for the armchair trip. It's supposed to rain here tomorrow - I live in Santa Ana, CA. 92705. I'm Carolyn - the lady that was on the 56 hr. SD trip with you. Good luck!