Pond. Clear loose egg mass floating on surface with white and gray embryo 2mm dia. There were thousands of tree frog eggs in this recently filled pond. Well, maybe thousands minus a few hundred since the newts were feasting on them.
Garth Harwood found this road-killed Northern Saw-whet Owl, and brought it to our sea-watch so others could learn more about the plumage. Poor little thing. Not much habitat for Saw-whets at the fire-station; that was unusual, too.
Small, gray/black back, black stripe from rump to end of black tipped bushy tail. Reddish along flanks, chest, and front legs. Looked very healthy.
Walked onto my front patio. Seemed unconcerned that I was standing in the doorway 6 ft. away. Looked around for about 5 minutes then went out thru the fence & down the driveway.
I know this is not a great picture, but I was enjoying trying to capture the bird's acrobatics.