Marina Puerto Lucia sees a lot of snowy egrets - wading birds who in this environment have actually taught themselves to (clumsily) dive for fish. There are the other usual suspects: great egrets, cormorants, the occasional brown and masked boobies, and terns. Early mornings, the sandpipers (or are they plovers?) graze along the breakwater in pairs. Sometimes, when the anchovettas are running all the long-legged birds crowd along the dock and on boats' mooring lines (andfenders) for the best fishing spot.
Of course, the fishing is so good around the marina there are some brown pelicans here as well. Shown in this photo is a fellow that always favors the same masthead of the same mizzen mast of the same ketch in the marina. Check out that skinny little object that's pointing downward from the masthead near his right foot. He's stomped down what used to be a vertical radio antenna, to make his perch that much more comfy. Because he has his one special spot on which no one else may sit, I have named him Sheldon.
Use this as yet another reminder that if you leave your boat anywhere for any length of time, do everything you can think of to protect your gear from sun, rain, and...