[EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
One strategy to look for bitterns is to park along the bluff on the road to Surf Station and scan the tule edges for bitterns as well as looking for them in flight. A scope is essential for this.
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Thanks for the bittern report, Rob but it came at a price. The washed-out bridge you mention is on Vandenberg. In fact, so is all of Ocean Park and Surf Beach for that matter. Ocean Park is a county park with public access but the fringes should probably be avoided. The VAFB boundary actually starts a little east of 13th Street west of Lompoc so anywhere west of there to the coast is technically on Vandenberg AFB and there are signs. Security Forces can pull anyone over and search vehicles and personal property for any reason. Also, back to back to back launches including one scheduled this morning means SF's are very active right now. Spaceflight Now is a helpful website which lists upcoming launch schedules. You can see that December is a busy month. Visitors can check this website to see what is coming up and just be aware that police are very active around those dates. Ocean Park is accessible throughout the year except during launches but wandering too far away from the park itself especially within a launch period will bring attention.
On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 11:12 PM Rob Hofberg <rhofberg@...> wrote: