Monday, September 24, 2012
The final two nights of our summer travels were spent in Moss Landing, California, so that we could enjoy another wildlife cruise on the Elkhorn Slough. As with our previous visit in 2011, there was a wealth of wildlife to be seen.
The tour boat skipper said that this boat had been sitting there for about one month.
Lots of sea otters hanging around the slough
Just a few sea lions.
Great Blue Heron
Arctic Terns in flight
Harbor seal hauled out on the bank
A "squadron" of pelicans
A favorite tern hangout
More sea otters
Some otter "foreplay"
A "bad feather day"
Great Blue Heron in flight
Snowy Egret fishing
A large sea otter pup nursing
Size comparison; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron
A lot of harbor seals resting on a mud bar
Cormorant with lunch
Another harbor seal
A couple of rather rare birds
Sea otter enjoying a large clam
Monday, September 17, 2012
On our way home, we stopped for a couple of days to visit Barbara's sister and family in the Portland, Oregon area. While we were visiting, we took in a farmers' market in the Portland suburb of Gresham. It was a warm and sunny day. Below are several images I took of the products being sold.