Just a quick shot of some Pacific Loons (Gavia pacifica), and one Common Murre (Uria aalge), heading north today. There was an impressive movement of birds this morning, with a steady stream of loons visible off Bodega Head. Can you spot the murre?
(The murre is the second bird from the left — smaller than the loons, with an all dark head.)
Last April I wrote a little bit above loon movements along the coast, so if you'd like to read that post, click here.
Can you tell it was windy when I took today's picture? It was blowing about 14 mph out of the northwest, and the wind just kept picking up all day. By 5:30 p.m., the ocean looked like this:
Spring in Blow-dega Bay!