“Hellooo Ladies! Howz it going?” says the young male sea lion approaching the sea lion colony on the beach. “The Beast”, head sea lion, immediately swims up & doesn’t even have to approach the young male who immediately gallops off down the beach. No one messes with “The Beast”!
POLKA-DOTTED SEA GULL CHICKS ARRIVE! La Jolla has become a breeding site now for the California Western Gulls. I counted more than 30 seagull nests from the La Jolla Cove to South Casa Beach this June. It is a rare treat to be able to see the sea gull chicks with their polka-dotted feathers and their huge feet. It takes only a week before they start jumping up & down & flapping their wings as if to say “I can’t wait to fly!” Both parents take care of the sea gull chicks so it is a real family environment. The seagull parents must protect their chicks from marauding gulls who will try to steal the fish & tuna crabs that they regurgitate for their chicks to eat. Continue reading
SUMMER WALKS ON THE BEACH catch sea gull chicks close to fledging, sea lions snoozing & swimming around to stay cool. Kelp pods & sea shells on the beach at low tide are gifts from the sea. The Lion Rock in La Jolla spews sea water at high tide! 2015 Art Journal by an artist by-the-sea in San Diego.