Los Farallones

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

Farallonathon Day 4

The Score:

Yesterday’s total: 118 
Migrant Birds: 1 
Shark Attacks: 1 (5 points)

Total Points: 124 Points

Day four of Farallonathon was enveloped in heavy, soupy fog with periods of rain. Needless to say, it was a challenge to find any Farallonathon points today. Our first and only migrant bird point of the day was a Northern Saw-whet Owl found in the Coast Guard tree. It was looking quite wet and unhappy, though we were relieved to get at least one point for the day. Later in the morning we were extremely lucky to see a shark attack off East Landing, as the fog prevented the Lighthouse shark watch. Hoping for better weather and more points tomorrow!

This Northern Saw-whet Owl found in the Coast Guard tree was new for the Farallonathon, but could be a bird that was banded earlier this fall. We were unable to see its legs to check for a band.

Shark attack off of East Landing, giving us a much needed 5 Farallonathon points.