Monthly Archives: October 2015

Never Give Up! – Lawrence’s Goldfinch – Life Bird # 705

I ‘d hoped to get out birding with BJ Stacey, who I’d met on the San Diego pelagic trip, on Saturday but he had previous plans.   We decided to go out Sunday the 30th (our last day), instead but it sure wouldn’t leave me much … Continue reading

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Doin’ the Tourist Thing

We decided to spend and afternoon at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. It was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.  There are over  60 exhibits on board.  Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive … Continue reading

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Back to San Diego

We left Dana Point after a great nights sleep and breakfast for our return trip to San Diego.  Deciding to hug the coast down Hwy. 1 to La Hoya, where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located.  Sue wanted to … Continue reading

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Catalina Island – Spotted Dove – Life Birds #703

We said goodbye to Dan that morning and headed back down the coast in the direction of San Diego but we didn’t really have to be there until the next night. As I was driving I began to think about going … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Island: Island Scrub-Jay – Life Bird #702 and Island Fox

Sue, Dan and I were up early to get to Ventura Harbour, to catch the Island Packers boat to Prisoners Harbour on Santa Cruz Island.  Its a 1.5 hour crossing, but it takes about 2 hours because they drop off campers and hikers … Continue reading

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Salton Sea – Yellow-footed Gull – Life Bird #701

We left San Diego on the morning of the 24th and took the long way around Los Angeles.  It doesn’t matter what time or what road the traffic is horrible going though LA.  If the GPS says 1 hour, figure … Continue reading

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San Diego 9 and 30 – SoCal Pelagic Birding

I met Dan in the lobby early the next morning,  grabbed a coffee and drove over to Mission Bay for our trip out to 9 and 30 mile banks in search of seabirds. We had booked a 10 hour trip … Continue reading

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