A Nature Blog

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Here's something enjoyable, a success story about the recovery of two great Californians, as briefly told in a new blog.

The author of the blog is a fellow I have long known and admired, a mechanical engineer, marine biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer and videographer, who resides in Monterey.

7 comments:

Knucklehead said...

A wingspan as large as 9.5 ft! That's roughly twice the wingspan of my poor little ospreys.

Skookumchuk said...

What wonderful photos. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I thought I wanted to be an oceanographer. Those photos for a moment made me regret the path not taken.

Rick Ballard said...

Jamie,

Have you ever been down to Pinnacles to take a look? This is the first that I had heard that condors had been reintroduced into that habitat.

I missed my annual trek to see the sea elephants so perhaps I'll try for condors this year. Not near dead whales though. They stink badly enough when alive.

Jamie Irons said...

Rick,

Haven't been to Pinnacles in many a year.

By an odd coincidence, I'm driving past them late tonight (on 101). Nina and I are driving down to Southern California for our son Gavan's graduation.

If you want to see condors I can put you in touch with someone who could give you advice.

Jamie Irons

Jamie Irons said...

I can't guarantee you'll see Condor #11, though...

;-)


Jamie Irons

Rick Ballard said...

I would appreciate that.

Have a safe trip and give my congratulations to Gavan.

David Thomson said...

“A wingspan as large as 9.5 ft!”

My imagination is getting the better of me. I can see it eating me for breakfast. Sounds like something out of science fiction.