Possibly the last two Cumanotus in the harbor, sharing a meal of one of the last Pinauay hydroids of the season.
Large one, about 1.25" long.
Oddity alert! :-)
Left oral tentacle was forked.
Group of four, all about 1/2" long. Dark purple coloration with yellow mottling, even on the tail. (Is this an infection?) Looked like miniature sea hares.
Growing on a rotting log along Felton Empire Road near MM 2.29. Coast redwood forest with tanbark oak.
Strolling about in front of our garage. For several years, we had a family of foxes as regular visitors. Apparently coyotes moved into the neighborhood and the foxes disappeared for a few years. This might be one of the pups from back then. It was quite used to people as it allowed me to take this picture with my phone.
English ivy invasion
On California bay laurel
On soil in coast redwood forest with tanbark oak
On rotten log in coast redwood forest
On Eucalyptus in Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Bird is a large finch, with an elongated bill. Lower mandible crosses outside the upper mandible to the birds left side. Cheeks gray, upper head dirty red. Breast rusty red, solid, no streaks. White on lower belly. Undertail coverts light with brownish triangular markings. Wing dark, no wing bars. Upper back not seen. The bird was flocking with pine siskins. Observed through Nikon ED spotting scope, perched on black locust tree in mixed oak,
Douglas fir, ponderosa pine forest with lots of houses