Sea Gulls are common birds that are often seen near the shore. We saw this Sea Gull perched on a rock at low tide near Point Loma in San Diego. This bird was about 1 foot long. Notice its strong bill, which helps it make a meal of almost anything it can find.
Another common shore hunter is the Cormorant. We saw this flock of Cormorants on a rock near La Jolla Cove, although we couldn't get close enough to take a detailed photo. From all the bird droppings, you can tell this rock is a common perch. Cormorants are fish-catchers. They can dive into the water to catch fish.
Also notice all the green seaweed growing in the "splash zone" of the inter-tidal region. At high tide, these plants may be underwater.