February 7, 2007 @ 7:24 am | Filed under: Nature Study
you sit in your cozy classrooms today, where are the California
gray whales? Are you surprised to learn that many are still plowing
south on their 5,000 to 6,000-mile swim from Alaska to Mexico? But most gray whales are in the warm Mexican lagoons
Going on a whale watch is one of the top items on our list of things to do in San Diego. We missed the boat, so to speak, last month, but we’re on board next year for sure.
What migrations do your families get jazzed about? In the east, we loved watching for the juncoes every winter and (of course) the monarchs in the summer. We had a nesting pair of bluebirds in a box under our deck; every year they delighted us by raising a small brood outside my office window. Here, it’s the parrot flock that delights us, whirling above our street in their noisy green throng. They live here year-round, I believe, the descendants of long-ago escapees. One of these days I’ll get a picture.
From bluebirds and juncoes to parrots and whales! Talk about a wild year!
Sunday in the Park with Ducks
The Lord Byron of Marsh Birds
Bit of Earth
Then Again, Maybe Ignorance Was Bliss