In the winter the beaches at Piedras Blancas (GPS N35° 39′ 45.4″ W121° 15′ 23.7″ or about 4.5 miles north of Hearst Castle on Highway 1) are covered with elephant seal families. The males control harems of about 30 female seals and their growing babies. From the parking area and attached boardwalk one can see a thousand or more seals, with more on other beaches in the area.
Roadrunners are famous for getting in front of a vehicle and trying to pace themselves to the vehicle. We have a couple in our area. Interesting birds. [Read more…] about Roadrunners
The difference between herons and egrets is blurred and some birds have been moved from one species to another over time. For purposes here, an egret will be white and a heron some other color. [Read more…] about Egret and Heron Pictures