Beeutiful dreamer, awake unto mee~
Perched unmoving on a zinnia. It was definitely alive, and had gone the next morning, but could not be bothered to move.
One of the drought survivors.
Possibly P. castanea.
Observed crossing the Rogue Valley Trail.
Of course the day I don't bring my camera is the day they come and hang out in the parking lot for a long time.
These parrots have lived in Sunnyvale for years, and can reliably be heard and/or seen around El Camino & Matilda. They must be breeding, since I counted 38 of them.
Smallish green parrots (like conure sized), some with more or less red on their faces and heads.
Turned out pretty good for a phone camera.
Thoroughly attacking a dead walnut branch.
On a drought-killed park pine tree.
The scattered dry flowers are somehow pretty cute. Like little fuzzy sea anemones.
An old orchard tree from long ago, overtaken by its black walnut rootstock a while back. The drought has killed the English Walnut tops of several other trees that used to be quite large, so soon there will be more native black walnut-topped trees.
Small flock in the top of a drought-killed park pine tree.