Date is approximate (I didn't know about this website when I saw them). Mid-morning, a pair of adult turkeys casually strolled across the busy intersection of Henry and Berryman in Berkeley. I observed them from my front window on Henry St. Ignoring a chorus of honking horns and screeching brakes, they ambled and pecked their way across the street westward and then turned north and vanished in the direction of the Solano tunnel.
White heron-like bird, approximately 2 feet from head-to toe. Beak was bluish on color, appeared to have long feathery plumage on head and tail. Dark-colored legs and yellow feet.
I saw this sitting on a railing above the crossing of Pierce St. in Richmond, CA over what I am calling Belmont Creek (runs along the north side of Pacific East Mall).
Observed red-tailed hawks many times over the west side of Albany Hill from our 7th-floor apartment at Gateview. They often circle the hill and adjacent areas.
The resident mallard pair were well upstream, stirring up silt as they gorged on something in the mud under an overhang. Mallards are the ancestors of domestic ducks. This settled couple -- we think the same for years -- may show why.
Old photo, but these are fairly common. Note small fennel (larval host plant). Since most fennel here removed as invasive, do they use the native cow parsnip and other flowers with white umbels?
This one was on N. bank of creek at Pacific East Mall. Date is approximate.
Warbler with gray back, slight rufous crown, yellow throat, patch at forewing, base of tail. Barred wings, slightly streaked breast, white eye ring. Two were foraging on ground, alternating with trips to low branches. These didn't seem to be moving with the mixed flocks. Thanks for ID's, inaturalist folks!
In willows along creek, S. bank, near Pacific East Mall. Goldfinches and warblers seem fairly common along creek year-round.
Possum about 8' up in tree fork on S. bank of creek. Probably fairly common on creek -- saw young one last year upstream at El Cerrito Plaza restoration site. Possums have no fixed den. Do they use tree hollows? Or was this one just scared there?