Lots of preening going on this afternoon. I believe that these two pairs of bloys recognize me and my dog, Liberty. I always keep her on a leash and work to stay a distance from them but they seem to ignore me when others have made them move or fly away. I was walking on the Coast Guard pier later and ran into Bill from the BLM and he said that they are interested in how close the BLOY's will tolerate people. I am willing to document how close they will let me get without changing their behaviors and even more so when other people get in their area and they are not working to not get too close. But i am not going to push the envelope too much because i want them to let me get close when they are foraging along the beach area. Fine line there but it might explain some things.