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Three Condors of the Day in Big Sur

Yesterday was bird day afternoon along the Big Sur coast of Monterey County. The wind blown waves made whale spotting difficult. To compensate for lack of whale sightings was a marvelous display of birds, thousands of gulls, soaring along the coastline cliffs along 40 miles of coast from Carmel Highlands south.

Hurricane Point is a high spot of the Big Sur Highway 1 coast with views of Bixby Bridge.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Monterey County, California.

When I stood out at Hurricane Point there were three huge birds soaring south and I think they were condors since their size relative to seagulls was immense. My photo indicates to me there was a wing tag which is attached to the endangered condor birds of the Big Sur coast.

My photographic evidence is inconclusive. Regardless I think the sighting was an auspicious “three condors of the day” for my family’s Big Sur drive.

The first photo of Bixby Bridge is from April 2010. Here is my photo yesterday with a tiny black blip over the water horizon that I think was one of three California condors.

Big Sur coast Dec 27, 2011

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  • Peter S December 27, 2011

    I love everything about CA highway 1. Drove from SF to SD with my GF in October. I will always remember this trip.

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