I can't tell what kind of woodpecker it is, but I know it's a woodpecker. It looks more like a Downy Woodpecker, but I swear it was larger than that, so it would likely be a Hairy Woodpecker, but who knows, maybe it's something else altogether.
Then on Tuesday afternoon, I drove down to Monterey to meet an online girlfriend. I had a great time and it was like we were old IRL friends. She and her family were headed my way on vacation so it was a chance we just couldn't pass up.
We took a walk down the Coast Guard Pier - AKA: The Breakwater - and were treated to a wonderful show of Sea Lions and Brandt's Cormorants. Check these out!
I also spotted some jellyfish in the waters - never seen them before out there, and several starfish as well. Great place to hit for wildlife spotting! I'd say a little dangerous though. There isn't a barrier between humans and the sea lions and those adults are huge... although pretty docile basking in the sun.