Seabirds at La Jolla

Pelicans and cormorants resting on rock at La Jolla Cove - taken with iPhone
Pelicans and cormorants resting on rock at La Jolla Cove – taken with iPhone

I’m always aware of the many species of birds that fly around and travel through Southern California. In this photo are pelicans and cormorants resting in La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla Cove is a major tourist attraction in the well-to-do town of La Jolla (pronounced “la hoya”, and it means “the jewel” in Spanish). It gets very crowded, even during the off-season. But everyone must visit the natural beauty of this intimate cove. There are sea lions sunning, athletes swimming, tourists snorkeling, kelp beds swaying, and seabirds preening. It’s very easy to get good photos. Visitors can walk along the adjacent sidewalks and get great views.

I like the tidepools here, although they are not as populated with animal life as they used to be. But if you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of small lobster, baby octopi, and rock shrimp.

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