Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oyster Pt. to Oyster Cove Marina - Nov. 18, '09

Walking Distance: 2.21 miles
Walking Time: 1 hr., 12 min. (3:22 - 4:44 p.m.)
Start & End Point: Parking lot, Fishing Pier/Oyster Pt. Marina;
South San Francisco, CA

We parked by the Oyster Point Fishing Pier (see image)/Oyster Pt. Marina; and we walked north to Oyster Cove Marina and back.

My friend Elise and I enjoyed the afternoon sun, but it got much cooler as soon as the sunlight started disappearing. We were approached by a very friendly dock cat at Oyster Point Marina (see image), and later we spotted a black-crowned night heron (see image) as well as several other birds. Elise's comment was that this night heron looked a bit like a penguin - or at least its closest relative in the Bay Area.

Wildlife Sightings:
3 brown pelicans; 9 sea gulls; 5 Western Grebes; 4 little brown jobs (LBJs); 3 pigeons; 26 Canada geese; 3 Coots; 1 friendly white dock cat + 1 other cat (back of Inn); 1 seal/sea lion (brown); 1 willet; 1 snowy egret; 1 black-crowned night heron; and 3 crows