We enjoyed a meal on a deck overlooking Avalon Harbor.
This pair of gulls seems deep in conversation. I'm not sure what variety of gull they are but I thought them exceptionally handsome.
Then I saw another bird in the water, one I was totally unfamiliar with.
With its legs far back on its body I thought at first it was a new species of grebe. After checking out my guides I realized that there is another bird with its legs in that position, a loon. I had gone all the way to Alaska hoping to see a loon with no luck. I found one at Catalina. In its winter plumage it is not as striking but it's still a loon.
More watery sights are to be found at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.