With a few Western Grebes.
Viewed from hilltop. Water was so clear, fish and swimming birds were visible. These were with a Western Grebe.
Many soaring overhead, others resting with cormorants and gulls
Small, found next to the shore
Red in color
Flying over the water looking for food
Seen it flying down to the water in ranchos Palos verde
Fox squirrel observed sitting on branch in ficus tree eating or foraging. The tree is next to a tree/fence shrub that an arborist told us holds a squirrel nest(s). Second and third photos are of the nest, which we've seen squirrels inhabiting earlier this year and are trying to figure out if still active. Squirrel left tree casually when saw me after freezing and staring for about a minute. Traveled along concrete fence to another yard, slightly chittering as it did so. Stopped on a tree branch to poop. Saw pellet fall to ground and recovered what looked like fresh dropping, much to the delight of my daughter, who has really wanted to see "squirrel poop."
Partly cloudy 73.
Found outside earlier today and put in Baggie.
Tern amongst black oystercatchers and spotted sandpipers on rock often occupied by fishermen when they can cross tidepools. It was high tide this day so there were no people out there.