Saturday, Sep 25, 2004 Birding with Rick and Sherry

Black TurnstoneRed-necked Phalarope
2 eBird checklists
Santa Cruz
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
Big Basin State Park
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,

We got to Natural Bridges toward sunset, and the Turnstones and Sanderlings were feeding in the surf, seemingly oblivious to nearby people and pets. I've never gotten so close to a Turnstone before, it was really magical. I shot nearly 80 pictures in about 20 minutes.

As the light was fading, we saw five Sea Otters in the bay, one of which was quite close. It had a pale golden head, and was using a rock to crack shellfish.

12 Species
2 Locations