When summer comes to Morro Bay, you can be sure there will be days of fog along the coast. A mile inland it can be sunny and 80°F, but the warm air rising brings in the marine layer along the coast and “Voila. Fog !”
On a day such as this, our resident photographer, Cleve Nash, driving south on Highway 1 from Cambria is aware of the rough go it will be to photograph falcons along the coast. He turns left to go inland a couple of miles up Old Creek Road to where he knows a pair of bald eagles have taken up residence around a reservoir for the last few years.
Most of the time, the eagles are at a great distance. Without 500 or 600mm lenses, you have to wait and hope one will fly by close if you are lucky. For Cleve Nash, a two or three hour wait is nothing. You can see how it paid off for him here. As for the prey items identity, we are going to leave it to you, our readers. Please feel free to contribute.
Happy trails, Bob
Cleve – cormorant
Heather – merganser
Bob – merganser
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