Yesterday I went to Jetty Park to find a Brown Booby that has been seen there. Without a scope I was only able to get tiny photos of the bird, with only enough pixels to identify it. But there were a few Northern Gannets hunting relatively close to the fishing pier. These birds are wonderfully fun to watch, especially as they dive for fish.
The Brown Booby was a lifer for me, so even though the bird was far beyond the distance that my camera/lens could produce a usable image, I thought I'd share a couple. These photos show the blueish-gray bill with pale yellowish legs and no visible white on the upper-tail coverts. I so wish I'd brought my doubler and tripod.