February 11, 2006
Click on the blue music icon above to hear a cue I did years ago for a scary action flick, to accompany these images of Bird Island.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled ocean-based pixelsonic blog. Thanks to Smudge the Gravity Cat for taking over yesterday, although entirely without my knowledge, he surfed the web and found some inspiration from Sir Georg Solti, here.
Looking like something seen from one’s pirate ship as it approaches land, just a couple hundred yards in front of the unsuspecting tourist’s feet looms Bird Island, at the southern end of Point Lobos State Park. Viewed from afar, one can barely make out the multitude of black dots scattered across the barren outcropping and on the ridge. But peering more closely, you can see the details of thousands of cormorants– both Brandt’s and Pelagic– as well as a few squatting gulls enjoying the commotion around them.