A couple of California sea lions (dark) and Northern sea lions with 3 pelicans and an elephant seal in the background on west rock Dec 13

Pelicans have been in the reserve again Dec 13 and 14th.  There were up to 5 individuals, I was not able to see tags on any of them.

It is impressive to watch these birds, especially in flight.  They apparently have a wingspan of 6 to 8.5 feet.  They glide within what looks like a couple of feet of the water so when they flap their wings the tips will often touch the surface. 

touching the surface while flying low