Saw this guy under a car and came up to about 10 feet away and hung out for a minute before he took off. This is in a commercial complex where I work.
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.
Bill does not look right, maybe it is buried in feathers.
Double crested and pelagic, not sure if brandts too. Tides were high that week and there was not much room to perch on the 'island' that can have dozens to hundreds of birds resting on it. Occasionally tides are so low people cross over the rocks and fish from this 'island'.