I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH RING BILLED SEA GULLS! The band around their bill, their red-rimmed eyes, but oh! the polka-dotted tail feathers! When I researched this gull I discovered that in the late 19th century humans hunted them for their feathers. Fortunately the population has rebounded. Currently I’m seeing them all over La Jolla & Pacific Beach. Today it is pouring rain, but yesterday we could see the El Nino rain storm arriving off shore. The sun peeking through turned the La Jolla sea aqua & the clouds on the horizon were indigo blue! How can I stand to stay inside with such beauty out my front door!