I am leaving for a 10 day, mostly business but hopefully some pleasure, trip to California. The bins are packed, as well as my well-thumbed Peterson’s guide to Western Birds. I hope to meet up with a fellow birder in San Diego to get a peek at those Elegant Terns. At the very least I will be hanging around the bay. Speaking of bay, after I leave San Diego I will be flying to San Francisco, where I definitely will have the chance to do some birding. More later, I gotta go finish up a few things before I’m ready to go.