Here's my turnstones:
Here's the Western Gull. I'm sure that's what it is because according to the Santa Cruz Bird Club they are very common at this time of year and it's definitely not a Herring Gull or California Gull or a Thayer's Gull.
Then this past Sunday the family went down to Santa Cruz - actually Davenport - to visit my cousin and his wife and my aunt & uncle who were visiting them. They live in a wicked cool place that used to be farm worker housing and it also might have been barracks for internment camps. It's tiny, and not well made, but it's still standing and it's the right price for rent (almost free, lol) and they have the best views in the world.
This may or may not be my picture. It was definitely taken with my mom's camera, but I truly believe it was one of my shots. I was taking a lot of the pictures that day and I didn't bring my camera along. I don't think any cropping was necessary, but if so, she gets the credit for that, lol. Anyway, on the way there, we stopped at Natural Bridges State Beach to see their Brandt's Cormorants. We saw some, but not like down in Monterey.
And tomorrow - if I have the time - I will post my new news! Stay tuned :D