Part Two, I talked a bit about the fish I saw in the Estero Americano on the most recent trip.
With fish you’ll usually see critters that eat them, especially birds:
Great Blue Herons,
Several Osprey (which have recently been absent from Estero Americano as far as I know)
Cormorants, Brown Pelicans, and Great Egrets as well, none of which posed close enough for a good photo.
A Black-necked Stilt was hanging out with White Pelicans near Whale’s Tail. This one was a solo operator.
A Red-Tailed Hawk landed on a bush on the Sonoma County shore a little more than halfway to the coast.
As I took this photo I wasn’t sure of what it was, so I leaned on the experts at iNaturalist to help with the bird ID.
A young deer got separated from its mother and ran back and forth along the Marin County shore making plaintive cries to call her back.
With all the fish in the Estero, I had hoped to see a River Otter or two or three, but none showed themselves that day.