Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Foster City - San Mateo Bridge - Oct. 20, 2009

Walking Distance: 2.61 miles
Walking Time: ~ 1 hr., 27 minutes (4:11 - 5:38 p.m.)
Start & End Point: Street parking, across from Beach Park Plaza Shopping Center, Beach Park Blvd., Foster City, CA

Thanks to Sandy D. for joining me in this walk, where we had a chance to catch up while walking under the San Mateo bridge (see picture) and exploring realms beyond. (The San Mateo County Fishing Pier was closed, so we couldn't walk out onto it.) It was a sunny, breezy day, with fairly clear visibility (due to rains yesterday). Two windsurfers zipped along the surface of the Bay in the distance,

Wildlife Sightings:
5 crows; 3 cormorants; 2 sea gulls; 4 Western grebes (in the Bay); 2 little brown jobs (LBJs); 3 brown pelicans; 4 snails; 55 unidentified brownish shorebirds; and 15 American avocets -- seen from a distance (and they could have been unidentified brownish shorebirds). The one mystery animal I can identify (see image at right) is the feral cat that was rooting around in the rocks.