Here is a photo of Western Gull posing on a piling. This is a big bird.
My coworker also spotted this Anna's Hummingbird right outside of the famous Ghiradelli Chocolate store. The second photo really shows how brilliant red the throat and face feathers get when just a little bit of sun shines on it.
We are trying to get a tour of Alcatraz for tomorrow but tickets are sold out. Who would have thought that I would ever have trouble getting INTO a prison? Go figure.