Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 17, 2017 Chrissy at Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Another day without me in California and Chrissy finds another way to avoid spending time with my parents. Today she spent the morning at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. 

FYI, I am trying to identify these birds but I am not saying I have all of them correctly identified. So if you know I got one wrong, please let me know. Most of the birds come here to eat in the shallow water. I believe this is an American Coot.

It is much easier to identify when it's head is visible.

Snowy Egret

Beach Evening Primrose

American White Pelicans

Not Sure

Snowy Egret

Coastal Bush Sunflower

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret looking for food

Great Blue Heron

Allen's Hummingbird

Great picture of a Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron looking all pissed off


Another heron

Anna's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

More Great Blue Heron photos...

...I loved the reflection in the water

Marbled Godwit

Snowy Egret again

Fleabane Aster

Lesser Scaup

March 16, 2017 Chrissy Goes Whale Watching

Chrissy flew out to California this morning. I am still on call so I can't leave until tomorrow. She signed up for a whale watching tour out of Newport Beach.

She signed up for this boat, but she was the only one who did. So...

...she ended up on this boat. They did upgrade her to the VIP section where she was the only VIP on the boat. Here's the pictures she took on her "three hour tour".

I can't imagine doing this with my dogs.

Chrissy said everyone got excited about seeing a whale but it was a sea lion or maybe a seal.

This incredible newfie was swimming along with his owner who was in a kayak.

Two gray whales. I think they only saw gray whales today.

These whales are migrating north to Alaska for the summer months.


Everyone wants an ocean view. I don't blame them. I love the ocean.

Finally I see a boat I could afford.