Much discussion - with better pictures by others - over whether this was a Northern or a Guadalupe Fur Seal
On the HMB weather bouy
We had large pods, sometimes bow-riding, with us at various times during this Alvaro's Adventures pelagic
Very close to shore
Resting on the breakwater. As will soon be apparent, I had a rotten photography day out there. Everything else was fine
On the breakwater
By our boat's slip
Thousands and thousands close in shore
The light was fading fast (this was at about 7:20 pm), but this bird was actively calling. The plumage looked mottled a bit - perhaps a young bird?
With a Pacific Golden-Plover
While there was debate about this bird, the consensus, based on careful counting of the tertials by people with better photographs, is that this is a Pacific Golden-Plover (much more expected) and not an American Golden-Plover. With a Black-necked Stilt in the second picture.
With a Pectoral Sandpiper in the second pic
With a Western Sandpiper in the second picture
Caught on camera while patrolling! I am proud of myself.