This bird, like the previous one, was a rehabilitated BRPE who kept flying back!
This bird was a strange case. It had been brought here injured, rehabilitated and released. But it kept flying back to visit the rescue station! So whether it was free-flying or captive is hard to determine.
Almost too pixillated to make out, I know. Just trying to upload some old pictures, and get San Mateo county represented!
This bird spent a few winters at this site.
Walking in the road! This was the day that Peggy and I met Jeff and Liz Gordon
As with my last entry, this represents some truly poor pictures of a pair of Snow Geese and one Ross's Goose that hung out at this location in late 2009.
There were two Snow Geese, and one Ross's Goose, at this location for about a month. My pictures show them in somewhat uncooperative poses, but still distinguishable to species.
Very exciting sighting! On a trip to survey the park for the San Mateo County Birding Guide.
I heard them, which is an easier way to secure this ID than visually.
This bird was quite tame, and stayed visible for a long while, enabling me to get some great pictures.
One of our guides said this was the Western Eyed Click Beetle, and gave its Latin name as Alaus melanops - with this page from Bugguide - http://bugguide.net/node/view/6354
On Janice's pantleg!
In the hands of Rich Hoyer, guide extraordinaire
On GBNA Spearfish Trip; we also saw McCown's and Chestnut-collared Longspurs at this stop, but no pictures...
I cannot tell the difference between this species and Western Fence Lizard. Wish I remembered more about the size...These two pictures are of the same lizard
Peggy heard something in a tree, then saw motion - then we watched this baby bear come trundling out of a tree. Never did see the mother - which was worrisome at the time.
I do not feel certain about this ID, as the distinctly giraffe-like pattern of the lizard in my picture is not what the Peterson Lizard Guide illustrates for this species.
The lump on the left hand side of the picture is NOT a cow pile - it is a Common Poorwill! Black Point Road is one of the best places to observe this favorite species
At the feeders where one can sometimes see the Gray-crowned Rosy-finch.