Pagaronia triunata (Cicadellidae, Leafhoppers), Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Santa Clara Co., CA - May 2010. Thanks to Dr. Andy Hamilton and Bug Guide for identification.
Western Boxelder Bug (Boisea rubrolineata, Rhopalidae), Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Santa Clara Co., CA - May 2010.
I think this is the only skipper this could be, but I really am a beginner on butterflies.
FOY bird while participating in the SCVAS Bird-a-thon Big Day
This is on a mitigation site located on private land
I'm almost certain this is a Lesser Goldfinch, so I figured I'd call it an American from the outset, that way I won't have to change it later.