Collected some of this usually-shaped Niebla to take to a class in Chico State next weekend, taught by @tom_carlberg.
Saw four today all hill-topping on Rocky Outcrop. This incredibly-fresh one sitting on it's host: Erigonum latifolium ( Coast Buckwheat ) The teal blue/green color at the base thorax of each wing is only present for it's first few days of flight - it wears off and becomes uniformly green.
This site is part of a project I created awhile back:
The outcrop is saturated from recent week of rain..
Always weird to see this on rock. Pacific Ocean in the background, beyond the Sunset District. Here to collect unusual Niebla sps. Taking it To Lichen Class this weekend up in Chico, CA. w/ the glorious @metsa
The migration of this bird naturally includes these small sky islands, so they were heard at various times, including a good-sized flock heard by both me and dpom while we were gathering to start the blitz.
Seen and heard at the Middle School, and in small numbers throughout the Blitz; never had a good photo opportunity for them, though.
The Mockingbird is already in a separate entry; the question here is, what is this (clearly introduced) tree on which it is perched?