This penguin family is at least of recognizable ancestry; it's an unmistakable Benny Bufano. Writing for the California Parks Department, which has ended up with lots of Bufano sculptures, E. Breck Parkman caustically describes the artist's ambitions:
Bufano was a fine specimen of a San Franciscan.
Leaving the Bufano, I wandered into a little park in the shadow of Rockefeller Center West (Embarcadero Towers), and saw this:
I'd never before seen the famous Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. They really do exist, for all to see, not far from the foot of Market St.
They apparently are fond of apples.
And also seem fond of people who feed them. I am pleased to report that a parrot landed on my head while I was getting these pictures.
If you have a spare afternoon in San Francisco, you might look in on them off Drumm between Sacramento and California Streets.