Leptasterias hexactis pouncing on something?
~4 mm long
DPom told me what this was but i've forgotten
you can see the tritonia on the right side of the chiton.
i foolishly didn't take any photos of the upperside of the star. i think its a bat...eating a Urticina lofotensis?
found lurking on the back of a gumboot chiton in a cave
Small flock of four. Two were banded.
This is at least the fourth winter that this Eastern Phoebe has spent in this location
Already nesting in February! Rufous feathers visible on the sides. Rufous Hummingbird does not breed here in the county.
This bird has been hanging around a farm with a large flock of Eurasian Collared Dove, since it was first sighted in December.
Found 12 of these in a 10'x10' area. All a bit over 1cm long.
They each seemed determined to stick to one spot, come hell or low tide. Several were completely out of the water and just bubblegum-pink blobs, gravity not being a sea slug's friend. One was quite far up from the water and stuck upside-down to algae, so I plucked it off and put it back in the water, whereupon it unfurled and crawled very slowly away. The unfurling slug is photos 2, 3, & 4; the rest are all different individuals.
So this is why it is called a Lancetooth! What's the hole underneath the 'tooth' in the alternate photos?