About this time each year, as I scan any gathering of gulls resting near the shore in Alameda, I suddenly stop. Why does that mid-sized gull look grey, rather than white or smudged brown? And why does it have a small red bill with a black tip?
Today, September 1, I am suspending my campaign for Alameda City Council in 2022. To all who have expressed their support, I apologize for disappointing you. To those who have generously contributed to my campaign, I will be returning your donations in the near future.
Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer, will speak at the Centennial of the Aircraft Carrier ceremony aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum Saturday, August 13.
The Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) is a bird that many of us know well! Large-bodied with long, black necks and a white-and-black head, they have become common in many of our parks and grasslands. They are usually quite tolerant of humans.