She had dug a deep trench on one side of her, but as labor progressed, she moved around more.
She moved herself out of her trench.
She chased the gulls away but didn't go nuts at them.
This blog records my experiences as a docent at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery on Highway 1 in California. Adult females and juveniles of both sexes return to the beach in spring to molt.