The coastal highways in California are always in a state of change. Gravity, plus ocean often trumps road.
Here, you can see where the centreline of the road used to be.
Believe it or not, Canada Geese. There was just a little bit of greenery at the top, but I could not see if this pair were nesting or not. But on many nearby slightly less radical rock islands offshore, I could see that geese were clearly on nests! I doubt the survival rate of their young is very high however. They are certainly safe from coyotes and other land based predators, but leaving the nest would mean a couple hundred feet crashing down a near vertical cliff, only to end up in pounding surf.
That’s my story; and I’m sticking to it. Till next time.