Saturday, August 17, 2002
Stayed the night in Fort Bragg on the coast. We saw lots of seagulls. There are about 27 different types of gulls in my field guide and it is difficult to determine what specific types we saw because some look so similar.
While exploring the tide pools at a state park, we saw a group of Black Oystercatchers. They made quite a lot of noise, probably to protect their babies from us. The babies were very brown.
We also saw some small type of blackbird rummaging around the parking lot at a nearby marshy lake. The closest thing in the field guide is the Eurasian Blackbird because of the orange eyes.