This fella was tree'd by a pack of coyotes.....not me
Found on beach, acting lethargic, light oiling on keel, captured and taken to rehabilitation facility by UC Davis OWCN personnel.
Washed up dead on the beach
Plainfin or specklefin?
Specklefin or plainfin?
Nesting in Mexican fan palm tree. I observed it outside of the nest too and it is a HOOR, though you can't tell from the picture.
Active nest with mom and 2 nestlings.
Did a little follow up from my earlier observation to see how this population was doing after the fire a couple years ago. Looks pretty good to me, apparently this population was on the edge of the fire line. I counted at least 30 individuals during my impromptu survey.
Not sure of the sub species, pretty sure its not var. gracilis but I don't think I can rule out var. clavatus.