Bones on a lakeside trail
Several flying and diving. I was surprised at the diving given that the pond is rather shallow
Creekside along Los Trancos Creek
Not sure which species but suspect Arroyo
Early afternoon in an open field. Rather unconcerned about my being there but did move away at a slow pace. Very nice coats on both animals
A fallen pine displaying all the holes produced by the Acorn Woodpecker
Some of the largest Buckeye nuts I have ever seen
feeding on a fresh water clam
Rather tame if you just stand still
Sitting in the top of one of the few small trees. Finally flew when I was about 15' away.
Hidden among the reeds
nice grouping near the creek
Have walked this path for years and never noticed this fern before.
Right side of Trail C about 200 feet east of the western intersection of Trail C and Trail 9
base of decaying oak stump
Trail 8, the first of the season. First seen last week by staff.
it was unusual to find a pair on this side of the lake.
extremely common. this time of year often seen with acorns in their beaks
all over the place. Appears that there are no predators to keep the population in check