Here's a link to a local news story about the San Francisco oil spill. I spoke with the director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center, and he said that the oil is floating in big globs, that sort of look like floating black pizzas. Unfortunately, birds can be found sitting on the floating globs.
I continue to work with the birds affected by the Oregon/Washington algal bloom. The good news there is that some of the birds have responded so well to care that they have been set free. Since these birds were migrating south when they were "slimed" by algae, they can be released in Northern California. All the birds were set free in an area unaffected by the oil spill.
I worked on a variety of tasks today, mostly backing up people with more skills and experience than I possess. The gentleness and care with which these wild animals are treated is truly awe-inspiring.
I'm stupidly tired, and don't have the energy to mess with photographs tonight. So the photo at the top of this blog post is actually from Saturday afternoon. Between working with the birds, and welcoming adorable trick or treaters to our house, Robb and I went out to Arrowhead Marsh to look at birds.
The light was just perfect.