Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Island - Day 10

The Farallones have been treating me well so far. A good number of birds. The internet is working. The weather hasn't been too bad. No complaints. Thought I'd share a few pictures of the island, so you know what it looks like. This first one was taken from a boat and shows the main part of the island. The house on the left is the PRBO house and the one on the right is the Coast Guard house. And the building to the far right is the power house, where the generator lives. As you may guess we live in the PRBO house.

The next picture is the lighthouse on top of Lighthouse Hill, very creative name. We stand up here and watch for shark attacks (on seals) and whales. If it's not foggy, we take 2 hour shifts up there for the whole day. It's got a beautiful view, and on clear days you can see the Golden Gate Bridge.

You can never stop birding here. You never leave the house without your binoculars. A cool bird could show up anywhere at any moment.

This is our front yard. Just like any other. A bike, some pumpkins, a big net, and a dead Rhinoceros Auklet.

Here's a close up of our pumpkins. Ooooooo... scary sharks, owls, shearwaters, and murres. We always have birds on the brain.

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