We enjoyed watching the aptly-named SURF SCOTERS playing in the surf.
I love their bright, colorful "clown" faces and the way they ride the waves, diving just before the break.
On the walk back up the beach, a gull was crying overhead - we looked up to see a beautiful RED-TAILED HAWK being harassed by the gull. It reeled up and out of sight.
But as we walked our hill, there was the hawk, perched on a tree on our street. It posed for a few minutes then lifted off into the wind -
I snapped several photos as it rode the wind, every now and then pausing mid-air to "kite" before it finally moved slowly away.
We got home in plenty of time to fix snacks and watch the big game!