The pier poles are a favorite resting place for the local pelicans and seagulls. Or maybe it is an outlook?
Once in awhile the seagulls will just wander around on the docks, not quite sure of what they should be doing or where they should be going. Much like the tourists.
Of course, the pelicans think the seagulls are just silly.
Although not a particularly pretty bird, pelicans are fascinating in their own right.
While sitting at my computer one day, it started to sprinkle outside. This bird landed on the wall that borders the back of my property. I think it is some kind of dove. It seemed to be taking advantage of the light shower to shower itself.
I had never noticed that blue ring around their eyes before. Maybe because I have never been able to get so up close and personal.