I was waiting for my bus to Sunset Cliffs from Old Town Transit Center when I ran into these two high-schoolers getting very friendly with the local pigeons. The capped one was such a bird-whisperer that he got them to feed off his hand after only 4 minutes or so. When all the seeds were gone, he stood up with this big grin on his face and told me that he'll be a biologist when he grows up. I think I have a lot of pigeons who will agree with me in thinking that he'll be a very good one indeed.
Out on the colorful seaside cliffs, though, the seagulls rule... along with a flock of pelicans that I can't seem to get a good photo of. They live out here by the ocean, and yet are still mesmerized by the setting sun - coming out to perch on the crumbling rocks to watch the alluring red ball fade into the sea every evening. A seagull... that's what I want to be when I grow up. :oP