Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog

dewy Rhododendrons

Flat rainbow

Murre colony

Strange 'orange' cast juvenile Cormorant

Mother duck and ducklings

evening at Bullard's beach


Date: May 4, 2012

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

Weather: showers early, then sunshine

Temperature: start 48º

High 54º

Wildlife count: Brown Pelicans, Harbor Seals, Common Murres, Western Gulls, Dunlins, Western Sandpipers, Black Oystercatchers, Canada Geese, Eurasian Starlings

Breakfast was at the Minute Café, and then we put up the last posters for the Birding/Tidepool Walks. At Facerock Park, we saw a mostly flat rainbow on the western horizon – we have never seen one so flat.

We were in time to set up the scopes on Coquille Point –just in time for a few short showers. By the time they quit and the sun returned, we visited with over 40 people.

We had a quick bite of lunch and enjoyed the sunshine. We also spent time processing the photo tests we had made this morning, working on digiscoping.

Dinner was grilled Country Ribs, grilled veggies and garlic bread. Since tomorrow night is the full moon, and an especially large one, we wanted to see where it would come up. There were some clouds on the eastern horizon, so we enjoyed waiting on the beach. It is really light at moonrise, so don’t know if we will be able to see this moon any larger than usual or not.

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