Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog

Brown Pelicans soaring...

Gull following the bluff

Western Gull on the wing

Date: June 4, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Weather: rain showers

Temperature: start 50º

High 52º

Wildlife count: Pine Squirrel, Chipmunk

Birds: White-crowned Sparrow, Steller Jay, Robin, Crow, Western Gulls, Brown Pelican, Osprey, California Gull, Pelagic Cormorant, Pileated Woodpecker,

It was a rainy, Oregon summer day. We enjoyed the volunteer breakfast together and then went out to China Creek beach. Instead of being able to sit outdoors as we usually do, we spent the hours sitting in the truck watching the ocean and reading.

We sit on a bluff overlooking the beach, and often when there are strong winds, the seabirds use the thermals created at the bluff to soar. We watched flocks of Western Gulls and Brown Pelicans soaring only about 10 feet away from us – how neat!

We prepared some posters for the evening campground programs when we got home and got ready for the Tidepools tomorrow.

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