broken bill, broken dreams
With Western and Glaucous-winged Gulls.
In the back
We saw these birds running around on the beach at the base of the dunes. They would run for a couple of meters then stop instantaneously and hunker down into a divot in the sand. I think it is a bit early for them to be incubating eggs yet.
I don't know what kind of caterpillar this is; please let me know if you know! I saw it at Moss Landing on October 6, 2011.
One of several along the beach at low tide.
Hauled out on the beach
One of several feeding at low tide.
hauled out sleeping sea otters look kind of dead. there were about nine hauled out.
otters look much bigger out of the water... like sea bears!