Thursday, October 29, 2009

Postcard #5

Harbour Seal, Black-tailed Deer, Red Admiral, California Brown Pelican

The Monterey Bay area is home to many species of wildlife, from whales, seals and sea otters to a variety of land and sea birds. I saw a few Monarchs today but they rest about 12 metres above the ground in the Monterey pines and are difficult to see. In the Monarch grove, hummingbirds, warblers, woodpeckers, jays and other songbirds were easily seen. We saw many deer walking through town, eating grass on lawns and resting at the roadside. This is one place where I could really have used my binoculars!

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful sights Ruth!

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  2. That little seal is so cute!

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  3. Okay - now you are starting to make me jealous. Deers eating on the lawns, seals up close, the variety of birds - what a vacation. I'm so shocked you that you don't have your binoculars with you.

    Enjoying your postcards!

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  4. Beautiful collection.

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  5. Cheryl, my carry on luggage already had 2 cameras, a GPS unit and a Net Book. I had so much stuff to take on the plane, This is the only place I would have used binoculars, and would never come back here without them.

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  6. Beautiful wildlife photos!

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  7. I too like that little harbour seal. So cute! Nice pics. Looks like you're having a good time.

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