Los Farallones

Dispatches from Point Blue’s field station on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

It’s Raining Eggs

By: Grace Kumaishi

The Farallon Islands have not been immune to the recent storms that have affected much of Northern California this past week. Seabirds and biologists alike have had to contend with rain, high winds, and large swells. Luckily, all species are well-equipped to handle such conditions. Pictured: Common Murres surround a nesting Brandt’s Cormorant. Murres have amazing spatial memory and return to lay their egg on the same small patch of rock year after year. Can you spot the egg in this photo?