No young eagles, though I saw an adult flying by in the territory of A-49 and A-64 but s/he didn’t stick around for her paparazzi fan club to take glamour shots – or get an ID. The views are beautiful even without the majestic eagle.
I also checked the Hazards nest for activity. A-16 brought feathered prey to the nest to keep the chick looking well fed and happy. A-00 dropped in for a brief visit also. Family togetherness (chick blocked from view by two attentive parents.)
Back to the Oak Canyon mystery, we had a nice day to take the boat to Anacapa to check on the status of the nest. During our journey, we had visitors: Common dolphins! Mom and her growing youngster.
Being avid playtime opportunists, we tried to provide them with a bow wave to play in but our little zodiac just doesn’t have the mass to hold their attention for long. Such a disappointment we were.
At West Anacapa, we found two adults keeping vigil in the nest area.
Here is one of them, who we would guess is A-11 if the female is the same from last year.
This bird's mate flew in to the nest and moved as if possibly feeding.
Distant views into the dark shadows at the nest from a bobbing boat converge to keep the mystery of the nest status very much alive.
Nevertheless, it’s promising! :X:
All looked like a happy couple, until this bird, likely A-21, (we identified him as the male of this pair earlier this season) flew west… and west further still – to Cruz?
While we bobbed in the currents, we saw this almost ghostly tall ship crossing at East Anacapa.
On the venture back, we stopped at Loma Pelona to find A-21 with his lady friend A-48.