With Whimbrel, Black Oystercatcher, and an American x Black Oystercatcher hybrid.
With Whimbrel, Willet, and American X Black Oystercatcher hybrid.
At upper left, with Black Oystercatchers, Whimbrel and Willet.
Continuing overwintering bird seen just a few minutes after our arrival in the tall pine adjacent to the baseball diamond. At one point, it flew onto the grass right by our feet, but it was too quick for us to obtain a photograph.
At upper left, with Willets, Black Oystercatchers, and a hybrid American x Black Oystercatcher.
My 100th life bird.
With juvenile Brown Booby in Ventura harbor.
Based on the vertebrae, this is a possible dolphin carcass that had been found near the river mouth.
A pair of recent Sea Lion carcasses were found on the beach, near the river mouth. Based on the level of decomposition, they were likely a few days old. Their cause of death does not appear obvious.
A flock of Least Terns was observed along side a flock of Royal Terns on the beech.
A flock of Royal Terns had been observed along side a flock of Least Terns on the beech.
A flock of Heermann's Gulls were seen along the surf zone of the beech.
A male and female Great-tailed Grackle were observed around a pumping station that was draining water from the river mouth.
Several Brown Pelicans were foraging and resting around the river mouth.
One of the Cormorants that had been diving along side the Brown Pelicans in the river mouth.
I encountered this male Anna's Hummingbird, while he was perched in a young tree around 2 PM.
Juvenile. According to scorpion researcher/expert it is likely P. silvestrii.
Found in my truck
I encountered multiple Fence Lizards around the yard of a relative's house during a home renovation this morning. I spotted them scurrying through some rose tiers and through a pile of old fence boards around 10 AM this morning. They were already very energetic with approximately 65 degree ambient temperature, and quickly fled soon after I managed to take these photos.
While checking on some plants in my yard around 3 PM, I stumbled upon an adult Southern Alligator Lizard. I initially caught the lizard by herding it into a bucket for my initial photographs, before releasing it in what should be better cover for the animal itself, in the form of leaf litter and piles of tree bark.
The estimated snout-vent length is approximately four to for and one-quarter inches, and sporting a fully intact tail. Based on the shape of the head, I would like to say it is a female.