We've seen lots of bird life here on the ocean and lagoons and marshes -- seaducks, shore birds, ducks, and mergansers. Yesterday we saw Pigeon guillemots, unmistakable with their bright red feet, Common Murres, Brandt's Cormorants, Brown Pelicans, ubiquitous Western Gulls, and more, all off the coast in the water or on sea stacks. Point Reyes offers some of the finest bird watching in the US.
When we were finished checking out the scoters and ready to leave the beach, we turned around, returning the way we came, to Smartie. Lunch time!
OK, now, we found the Tule Elks. Honest, up at the rock pile, on the right is a herd of elks. We were satisfied, and did NOT have to walk up a steep path to get up close and personal. They must have been very close to Tomales Point. Jimmy and I turned around.