nest on trail
is this ant native?
on trail in oak/grassland habitat. Defensive posture-legs and antennae tucked in
Egrets were pulling dead branches from the trees while building their nests.
Found in an unused pot of soil. Has a new tail.
We have a few of these that live and breed in our yard. I have pictures of 7 of them, but there could be more. The smallest one I found is an inch, and is pretty much solid black. We have larger juveniles and full sized adults as well.
Not part of the park, but was basking on a rock in the condor enclosure.
Note the overall small size relative to the B. c. moffiti Canada Geese, including short neck and small bill. However, the head is wedge-shaped due to the sloping (vs. steep in Cackling) forehead, which is characteristic of Canada Goose. See below for more information:
Probably "Aleutian" Cackling Goose.