Still lots of it in Marguerite Cove where we are restoring kelp with the LAWaterkeeper.
Observation and photo by George Rhe.
"We found this lizard on April 26, 2015 in our backyard. It was around 5pm I think. It hung out for a while then crawled under the fence into our neighbors yard.
"We've had other lizards in our yard and once one was stuck in our BBQ a few years back but I hadn't taken photos. Now that we know about this program we will participate :) Thank you!!"
- Pam Almeida
Observation and photos by Pam Almeida, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
White and black or dark brown striped shell. Light brown body.
A pair of gnatcatchers was observed foraging in coastal chaparral. I'm assuming they're blue-gray gnatcatchers, but I have some doubts, and I know california gnatcatchers have been recorded at this location, so I'm hoping more experienced birders might be able to help me identify this bird. Tertials are hard to see in the photos, but the underside of the tail is pretty clearly black, which I believe is a california gnatcatcher trait? (I have more photos if anyone would like to see more angles/positions let me know)
A pair of Red-shouldered Hawks have been working the suburban canyon, wheeling overhead and making a racket all day today.
One picture shows the two 'looks' I noticed side by side. There is a nearby nesting site with large number of terns. I am not sure if the species, I know there are individuals with yellow-orange beaks, and individuals with red beaks.
There is a nearby nesting site with large number of terns. I am not sure if the species, I know there are individuals with yellow-orange beaks, and individuals with red beaks.
"Old Marine Land" site, Long Point to Cobble Beach.
Water temp 62 degrees at 55ft depth.
Healthy looking giant kelp from Long Point all the way to Cobble Beach. Depth most kelp observed 35ft.
Some decay on top near water surface, otherwise thick below that.
Reef 120 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. Lots of Giant Kelp although some of it was coved in a waxy white material (fungus?). We also spotted several Bat Stars and Brittle Stars.