Robb and I spent several hours at Arrowhead Marsh, cycling around and looking at the birds. We saw the endangered California Clapper Rail, as well as all the bird watchers who were watching this bird.
The thing about watching birds is that you have to have patience, and you have to leave yourself open to opportunities.
In the case of this gull, I asked Robb if we could stop because the late afternoon light was so perfect, and because the birds were wheeling around and around and around, diving for something-or-other. (Tortillas? Cheese? It certainly was yellow!) Trying to capture a bird in flight is one of those impossible tasks that I keep attempting because I'm more stubborn than sensible. I must have taken a hundred photos of these birds.
This more than makes up for Saturday, when I forgot my camera battery.