One in breeding plumage, the other not so much.
Group of approximately 40 individuals seen flying and diving for schooling bait fish offshore of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, south of the Santa Cruz Pier. Identified by plumage and call (adult and juvenile)
West coast beaches are covered with these!
Hearty bee fly-like about the size of a typical bumblebee (~.5").
Laying eggs on Salvia?
I'm going out on a limb proposing an ID since I'm fairly clueless with moths....but the forewing marking seems distinctive.
About 7" crossing the trail in medicine Buddha
Off the coast of Santa Cruz playing
Grey 1" hundreds
Red dots 12 and more