at Lake Poway, Poway, CA
On the road at Daley Ranch, Escondido, CA
This guy was roaming freely at the Safari Park.
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.