I spent the day at the whale overlook, sculpting in clay, and a kite was hanging around all morning.
White-tailed Kite(formerly Black-shouldered Kite)
Beautiful to watch in flight; at first glance you might think you're watching a gull fly (the wings do look like gull's wings, and they hold them the same way), but that bullet head and falcon-like body are the giveaway clues. A raptor in Art Deco design.
Everyday sightings when you spend a day at at the park: pelicans, gulls, cormorants, red-tail hawks, hummingbirds, scrub jays, towhees.