Scrub Jay collecting honeybees from the ground in front of their hive in it's beak and stuffing them into it's crop. This jay has collected at least 5 bees, some looked to be dead. The Jay then flew up to a nearby tree where it regurgitated a couple into the beak of it's mate.
First recorded visit this year to my feeders by an Allen's Hummingbird migrating north through California.
Swarming behavior. Drones and worker bees rapidly leaving the hive in large numbers, swarming and settling in a cluster in a nearby lemon tree.
Eating fruit of Japanese Privet tree
Courting pair in suburban backyard
In backyard fish pond. Captured in Vasona Lake County Park by an employee of the Santa Clara County Vector Control.
A pair of birds repeatedly grappled in flight. One repeatedly tried to flay away, but was chased and grabbed again. The two tossed and turned and fell a ways together, calling excitedly until one escaped and flew off.
Carcass at the side of the road. Advanced state of decay.