Re: Going to LA looking for birds

From: Noah Hamm
Date: 6/22/99
Time: 5:43:38 PM
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Well I had a wonderful trip to the channel islands and visit with my mother. Asside from the seals, dolphins, and blue whales, I saw a good number of brown pelicans, double crested cormorants, western gulls, and sooty shearwaters from the ferry. Among the less common birds were cassin's auklet, pigeon guillemot, and caspian tern. On Santa Cruz island I saw the most amazing thing, two red tailed hawks flying along the hillside above the sea cliffs one with a large snake twitching in it's talons. What a sight! Aslo on the island were lots of house finches, a loggerhead shrike, and a lesser goldfinch.