This year, there didn’t seem to be as many birds hanging around the dock in front of the place my parents are staying. Last year there were pelicans all over the dock but this year only one or two. I did notice a couple of wind things that might have been put up to make noise and movement to keep them away. So, instead of walking right out front I had to walk about a half mile (maybe less) to find the birds. I really like the gracefulness of them in flight.