Glaucous-winged x Herring Gull. That's what species Zac and his mad gull skills determined as far as this sir goes. I have attention span issues when it comes to gulls and identification, but Zac knows these things. Bird Photography Weekly, Face of the Week, Watery Wednesday
We saw him at the Crescent City Harbor this morning snarfing this tasty treat of a starfish. I love watching gulls eat starfish. It's quite entertaining, and looks rather painful. Same thing with birds with skinny necks eat giant fish. Ouch, but they know what they're doing.
I kneeled in the wet sand for a while, slowly creeping up on this guy. Luckily, he was pretty cool with it, and I thank him.
We also saw a bunch of sea lions and some freaking beautiful wild orchids today, but more posts on those things later!