Note the needles are green and not drooping. Large yellowish cones are present.
Note the blue gray tinge to the needles and the dark cones.
Not sure what this web/cocoon is, really. Near the top of a tall toyon tree, in the edge by a clearing in a mixed-redwood forest.
With Elegant Terns and some other Gulls. (CA, etc)
western toad metamorphs
Also called "Righteous Red Waxy Cap" by David Aurora, king of funky fungal names.