Teresa Denniston was watching for Gray Whales recently. Their southward migration is in full swing. Teresa saw this Gray Whale spyhopping, a thrilling sight.
Here is a photo her husband, Rick, took from their home overlooking the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean of another Gray Whale spyhopping.
I saw a spyhopping Gray Whale once, off of Biehler Point on The Sea Ranch. The whale was so quiet, took a quick look, and then just as quietly sank back down into the water. I almost doubted what I saw!
Thanks to Teresa and Rick for allowing me to share their photos with you here. Their home is called Serendipity and is available as a short-term rental. You can see it at this link: http://rentals.coastinghome.com/rns/property/Serendipit.aspx
Rick and Teresa Denniston spotted this 3+ year old Bald Eagle perched on a tall snag below their Gualala home. Two Common Ravens are seen below the big Eagle.
The Ravens were trying to harass the Bald Eagle. You can watch a short video of this at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1WXjv1on3w&feature=youtu.be
The Bald Eagle doesn't seem too concerned about the Ravens. What strikes me is how much bigger the Eagle is than the Ravens. This Bald Eagle will soon be growing out white feathers on his/her head, denoting that it is an adult.
There have been multiple sightings of what we presume is the same Eagle. Chris Beach took this photo late last year.
Thanks to Rick and Teresa, and to Chris, for allowing me to share their photos and video with you here.
Rick and Teresa Denniston hiked the Salal Trail, one of the public access trails on The Sea Ranch. When they reached the beach, they found this big piece of driftwood perched up on a rock against the bluff.
Rick also photographed a group of Harbor Seals hauled out on the sandbar of the Gualala River last Saturday. He took these photos from his home overlooking the river. In the first photo the seals are at the bottom right. The following photo is a closeup.
The Dennistons rent out their beautiful home, which is called Serendipity - here is the link. http://rentals.coastinghome.com/rns/property/Serendipit.aspx
Thanks to Rick for allowing me to share his photos with you here. More storms are lined up to hit the coast, beginning tonight. Batten down the hatches!
Rick and Teresa Denniston took a walk at Gualala Point Regional Park. The wave were crashing quite dramatically.
We are waiting for a big storm to hit. Residents have stocked up on food and firewood, just in case. Winds of 40 miles an hour are predicted and that can mean power outages. We need the rain so we say, "Bring it on, Mother Nature!"
Thanks to Rick and Teresa for allowing me to share their photo with you here.
The remnants of a storm brought the Mendonoma coast beautiful rainbows. Paul Brewer photographed a double rainbow.
And the next morning Teresa Denniston captured a lovely sunrise from his deck overlooking the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean.
A big, wet storm is drenching the coast today. Batten down the hatches!
Thanks to Paul and Rick for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/