Friday, March 2, 2012

Fisherman's Pt. - Feb. 26, '12

Walking Distance: 4.6 miles
Walking Time: 3 hours, 17 min. (12:02 - 3:19 p.m.)
Start and Stop Point: Public parking lot, Fisherman's Point, Burlingame, CA

From the public parking lot at Fisherman's Point, I walked south toward to Coyote Point, passing a few fishermen along the rocks, and -- further along -- the Spay/Neuter Clinic (for animals). I left the main Bay Trail (shown as a red line trail on the Bay Trail map) to walk through Coyote Point, along the shore and stopping briefly at the Boardsports School and Shop and Snack Bar along the way.

The Snack Bar is open on most weekends and variable hours during the week -- depending on time of year, wind and weather conditions (and size of the boardsports crowd). I then walked back to the main trail and around the golf course, south, until I reached the spot where my friend Nancy and I had stopped (at the south end of Coyote Point) on a previous walk last weekend. After turning around here, I walked out onto some unpaved wildlife viewing trails/spurs and to the Coyote Point harbor/launch area.

On the way back, I walked around Coyote Point on the north side, and back to the Bay Trail, and back to Fisherman's Point -- which I passed and kept walking toward Burlingame. I passed The Sherman (docked dinner ship) and eventually turned around when I reached Kincaid's restaurant. I had a nice full walk today, with only a bit of cool and breezy on the return walk from Coyote Point. Not bad for February.

Wildlife Sightings:
163 ducks; 4 Western/Clarks grebes; 54 medium unidentified brownish shorebirds (UBBs) 55 tiny UBBs; 4 willets (1 with a bad wing); 171 sea gulls; 1 great egret, 6 snowy egrets; 13 brown pelicans; 7 cormorants; 9 Canada geese; 1 ladybug; 17 crows; 18 little brown jobs (LBJs)/songbirds; 5 UFO grebes/divers; 9 coots; 3 hummingbirds; 4 fabric kites; 39 pigeons


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