This is another gull we spotted along the coast. Not sure the exact kind, unable to match using Google images and other sources despite the bird's distinctive black tipped beak.
I was excited to see this Red-Tailed Hawk at the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. I photographed it from a pretty great distance.
I saw this next bird in different places along the Northern California coast, a little bit inland. Looked like a Blue Jay but upon further research I discovered it to be a Western Scrub Jay. It does have a scruffy, scrubbed sort of look. The first time I saw one, I couldn't get a photo of it, but then I would see them a few more times in different settings and had more success. The one below I found on a fence near the Point Reyes National Seashore visitors center.
This Scrub Jay in a tree is pictured at the Ano Nuevo State Reserve.
Another new bird for me is the White-Crowned Sparrow. Spotted some along a path at the Ano Nuevo State Reserve along the coast south of San Francisco.