Hawk Hill Sep 28, 2001
Each year in the fall raptors migrate south across the
Marin Headlands, often pausing to hunt
before crossing San Francisco bay next to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is a
volunteer organization that conducts a census of the migration each
fall. Today they counted over 450 birds of 11 species.
GGRO members come with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras with
very long lenses.
Probably the most important activity of the GGRO is their
Something interesting is sighted. There is no point trying to take a
picture of birds on the wing with a 35mm lens. The probability is too
high it will be removed from the sky during the process of stamping
out dust specs in Photoshop.
Last modified: Mon, 08-Oct-01 22:06:19 PDT