White worm snail shells
A Varied Thrush joined a dozen American Robins in a Coastal Redwood on our property this afternoon. (No photos, unfortunately).
Abundant. Photos of a female (2 spots per fore-wing) and a male (1 spot)
1 male by HQ, 2 males along trail.
1 soaring with the ravens and cruising for food.
4 soaring overhead with Red-tailed Hawk.
2 seen, others heard
Just North of the Terranea Resort on the trail that leads away from Nelson's Restaurant at 2:30 PM, a pair of California Gnatcatchers, Polioptila sp., were observed*. One was perched on top of a bush and making calls and the other came out and chased the calling bird and they disappeared into the bushes together.
* Observed by Jeff Manker and Deanna Harwood and reported to me.
Why does this happen to the tree? Has anybody ever seen this? I see it in more than one place
The smaller of these two lizards spotted was exhibiting a dominant behavior, head-bobbing and "push ups" and chasing the larger and lighter colored one back and forth within the proximity of roughly ten feet.