Crazy early breeding activity for here. Adult junco with large insect returning to nest.
Male hooting to female on nest across the eucalyptus grove just before dusk. You can see his inflated throat as he is hooting.
Female incubating eggs on nest. The barest minimum of a nest, set in between the base of a split eucalyptus treee.
Or perhaps other Calvatia? That's my shoe for scale.
On blue-eyed grass.
Grassy hilltop with some scattered conifers and brush.
See alternate photos for action shot of one of these guys jumping on a Margined White.