Monday 9 August 2010

California - more pics

Sea Otter - unlike a River Otter these beauties are much bigger at 1.2 metres in length - this was one of a handful found early morning in the harbour in Monterey.

Columbian Black Tailed Deer

Sea Lions - lots of smelly Sea Lions - Monterey harbour, many more than at the famous Sea Lion haunt at Pier 39, San Fransisco

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel - not a chipmunk - thanks Ryan for the info


  1. Saw your albatross on Surfbirds. I think your "chipmunk" is in fact a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel. Note in particular the lack of obvious stripes on the face.

  2. Thanks Ryan for the squirrel info. The albatross was my no 1 bird target for the trip from the UK so I was well pleased with that. In fact the whale watching as a whole was a fantastic experience.

  3. I did the same trip a couple of months ago, and the albatross was my favorite as well:
    I'll be happy to take a crack at some mystery birds.