One of a few Bewick's Wrens that had been taking the opportunity to forage for insects around a suburban backyard during the morning after a rain storm from the day before.
Sadly, out of the dozen photos that I took, these 3 are the best shots I was able to get.
3/4," large circular web shoulder high between saplings
with Ruddy Turnstone and Black Turnstone
An adult female Brown Widow that I had encountered sitting in its web, late at night, while returning to my house. I would not have seen her, if the porch light hadn't lit up.
"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana
Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara River Estuary
Ventura County, California
2 July 2013
Santa Barbara Channel
My mom's first time out whale watching. We saw Gray Whales breeching. and amazing experience!