In Muir Woods, located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, I noticed this lovely raven who didn't seem to be afraid of me. In fact, I think he thought I was going to feed him! He seemed very happy to pose for me.
In San Francisco Bay, we sat at the water's edge and watched this cormorant dive and he came up with this big fish.
Back closer to home, I went to lunch in Alexandria and noticed this great blue heron sitting at the water's edge...
...a stream actually runs under the restaurant that was once an old mill.
He swooped down and picked out a fish for his lunch as we sat indoors eating ours.