Thursday, December 7, 2017


Half a coconut

With a Red Sea Hare inside!

Exterior of the shell (I was careful not to tip the slug out)

Another slug

Weird seaweed(?)

Or possibly a tunicate

Some fellow beachcombers:



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dark-eyed Junco

I have never seen a bird with this many leg bands. Has it been captured, tagged, and released by researchers four times? Where has it wandered, and what is its story?  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dewy webs

From a distance, this looked like frost, but the weather was far too warm for that:

On closer inspection, it looked like spider webs-- but not a single spider was in sight:

It could be the mycelia of Dollar Spot Fungus, although the grass appeared healthy. So I'm not sure what I've found... 

Low tide

Bean clams
the green material is not seaweed, but a hydroid that anchors itself onto clams

Lots of bean clams

Chitons and limpets in a pool


Royal Tern 

Crab in a crevice

Gradually crumbling cliff face

Spotted sandpiper

Rock tunnel exposed only when the tide is low

Seaweed garden




Saturday, November 18, 2017


Tree bleeding

Possibly the culprit, a Red-Breasted Sapsucker

Got a worm!