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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wave action and allopreening

 Continued large swell on Friday morning (14-16 feet).

For scale, a Western Gull (next photo) and a cormorant (following photo):

Sea lion catching a wave 

Ravens practice allopreening (preening each other).  Below is a possible male-female pair, with the male being slightly larger than the female.  Raven pairs begin to defend breeding territories in late winter -- earlier than most other songbirds.


Romie said...

The large swell with a cormorant fly-over has a bit of rainbow color from the sun. WOW!

Anonymous said...

cormorant in prism on 3rd wave very impressive !!