Tag Archives: Moss Landing

Grebes

In the area of the marina at Moss Landing, a very elegant looking bird is prevalent. These are grebes. As a kid, we used to have great crested grebes where I grew up and they were a cool looking bird. … Continue reading

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Sea Lion Paradise

A while back I posted shots of the sea lions at Moss Landing. Since then, their numbers have done a further job on destroying the dock at the entrance to Elkhorn Slough. They are now squeezing themselves onto what remains. … Continue reading

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What a Shock – It’s Cormorant Time

If you have seen the previous posts from Elkhorn Slough and have followed the blog for a while, it won’t take too much imagination to work out what bird I also got a bunch of shots of while we were … Continue reading

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Sunbathing Seals

The mud flats of Elkhorn Slough are a popular haunt for harbor seals. Relatively easily distinguished from sea lions, these guys seemed to really enjoy just lying out on the flats and sunning themselves. I imagine there are times of … Continue reading

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Fishing Pelicans

The pelican population of Elkhorn Slough is pretty substantial. There were a few white pelicans but the majority was brown pelicans. As we trundled around the slough, a steady stream of pelicans went about their business fishing. Watching pelicans fish … Continue reading

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Sea Otters

We took a great trip to do a little wildlife spotting. Nancy found out about a tour operation in Moss landing on the coast of Monterey Bay. They are called Elkhorn Slough Safari and you can find out more about … Continue reading

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Basking Sea Lions

En route back from Monterey, I wanted to show Liese and Chris the sea lions that bask on the jetty at Moss Landing. We got out of the car and sure enough, there they were. However, something had happened since … Continue reading

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Sea Lion Pile Up

Relaxing with our lunch near the harbor entrance at Moss Landing, the noisiest thing we could hear (apart from the foghorn on the entrance markers) was the sound of sea lions.  There was a steady stream of their barking so … Continue reading

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Cormorants Again and Again!

I am getting repetitive!  I can’t get enough of cormorants.  I have said it before but they are just my favorite bird.  Moss Landing proved to be a fun place to go and watch some.  We ended up sitting near … Continue reading

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Sea Otters

In a previous trip to Monterey, I saw some sea otters out in the bay near the aquarium.  I was interested in heading back to try and get something a bit better than last time and that included taking along … Continue reading

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