Short-eared Owl at Dotson Family Marsh around 4 pm
Highlight of our Golden Gate Audubon walk at Dotson Family Marsh this afternoon:
a Short-eared Owl flying low over the grasslands inland from the mail trail a bit north of the parking area
around 4 pm. The owl also perched on a low fence and gave us great scope looks.
Dotson Family Marsh is part of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
EBParks website says parking lot gates locked at 4 pm,
but we confirmed with a ranger that only the gate to drive in is locked;
the exit (with its tire spikes) is not locked.
So if you arrive before 4 pm, you may stay later.