Fri., Jan. 10
Ventured up to the elephant seal rookery in search of Emperor Geese. No luck. There was, however, a GLAUCOUS GULL resting on the beach. Viewable from the end of the walkway to the left of the rookery parking lot.
I stopped at every pullout between the rookery and San Simeon Creek; checked also Morro Strand, the vicinity of Lila Keiser Park, and the MB SP Marina. No Emperors.
Other birds seen:
-Northern Harrier along the coast
-5 Western Grebes from San Simeon pier
-24 Surf Scoters " "
-2 Long-billed Curlew San Simeon State Beach (at pier)
-10 Marbled Godwits " "