I pulled into the first parking area down by the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument. Black cormorants were already in flight, heading down Mexico way. I got my things out of the car, stopped to use the restroom, and coming out I saw that black cormorants were still in flight.
More than a minute of time had passed and hundreds of the birds flew by, non-stop, dipping low to the water. It continued for probably another minute.
Brown pelicans made their appearance too:
Nature never stops putting on a show. Take a moment to enjoy it.