Monday, April 27, 2009
Back to the Beach
We spent last weekend at Pacific City to scout the area for our upcoming Birdathon trip and survey beached birds along our routes.
We saw more bald eagles than during any previous beach weekend. Most were immatures, like the one above that was eating a fish in a tree near the beach house.
While surveying Bob Straub State Park, we found two birds that had reached our coast from the Pacific Islands.
A sooty shearwater, a surface feeding and diving bird that nests on islands near New Zealand,
and a massive, black-footed albatross, which breeds from Hawaii to Japan.