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.
By the creek.
The only photo I got, as after this it scrambled onto my hand and was reflexively flung across the yard somewhere. It had made a little alcove by webbing some sunchoke leaves loosely together.
Leaf miner? On a bean leaf.
Feral by the creek.
Growing in the dry creek bed.
Growing in the dry creek bed. Doesn't look like the native kind, to me.
A lone garden escapee growing in a very dry, barren spot between a public park fence and a sidewalk.
This is the first time I have seen a skink at McClellan Ranch in the 28 years I have spent at the preserve.
Body about 1" long.