“People often ask me how it is that I seem to be so much at peace. There is a primary reason — and it is available to all who wish to have it. Here’s a simple prerequisite to attaining peace at that level. I invite you to observe the beasts, birds and fish and let them teach you. Let this be a daily routine and life, as you know it, will never be the same.”
– Eddie Bo

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Day 96 - Santa Barbara Harbor

I had a little time before the Easter festivities this morning so I headed down the the breakwater at the Santa Barbara Harbor.  I was hoping to see a Wandering Tattler (isn't that a great name for a bird?).  It is a bit early for this shorebird migrant but I did not have time for a more distant jaunt so I thought I'd give this a try.

Things were pretty quiet bird-wise on this calm clear morning.  I saw no Tattlers -Wandering or otherwise.  The best find of the morning was 5 Surfbirds on the rocks to the seaward side of the breakwater.  Their position allowed for some close viewing and good photos.

Though I found no new birds for the year's list it was a pleasant little outing.

Some photos from this morning:


Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Horned Grebe

Red-throated Loon

Black-crowned Night Heron

After today the year's total still stands at 201. 

Today I rode a total of 7.0 miles

More later,

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