Saw a few interesting bird species today. On the beach alone I saw a green heron, two kingfishers, a peregrine falcon (which sent the kingfishers bolting up the creek) and a great blue heron.
Later up at Gamboa Point there was a pile of quail feathers. I’ve seen some cooper’s or sharp-shinned hawks in the area. Could have been one of those that got the quail?
The view from Gamboa was particularly good today. In this picture you can see the highway bridge at the mouth of Big Creek canyon. The coastal section of Big Creek Reserve encompasses most of what you see here in the foreground out to Dolan Ridge, which runs up from the highway.