Green hills, the ocean, beaches, volkswagons, and birds.
We made it out to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos, the sweetheart of locals, where dog lovers walk their dogs, birdwatchers scope out the avian visitors, and baby boomers sip wine while watching the sunset.
Happily, we find birds! (The duck kind, and some shore birds too!)
We’ve been looking for both this Green-winged Teal, AND the Blue-winged Teal all summer, and here there are hanging out together in Los Osos.
These long-legged birds have long bills to match. Seems like a definite advantage to finding grub for dinner.
Another stop to see our pals at Go Westy, we pick up a new knob for our stove top in the van, and a new cup holder for the passenger seat up front. Always a joy to visit the folks there and gawk at the beautiful camper vans they restore.
And finally, finally…we have a heater, defroster, AND air conditioner that work again, after six months of complete dysfunction of all the above. Thank you German Auto in San Luis Obispo. You guys are awesome!
This Curlew bill may be a bit too long, but I guess it works for him.
The Snowy Egret is a great fisher-bird, and so graceful and beautiful to look at.
Bird of a feather, flock together. Hmmm.
A beautiful day, a wonderful time in Los Osos, and farewell to the ocean for awhile.