Tons of gulls that refused to get off the runway! Planes were landing and taking off pretty constantly, and the airport even set a guy in a truck to drive down the runway and try and chase them off, to no avail. They'd fly off a little ways and come right back.
Attached safety lines last night and is preparing for the next big step!
Having a staredown with a mourning dove perched farther down the wire.
Crossing the road and going into a drain.
Unmoving and facedown in an ice plant.
About 1" across. Kudos to Marisa for this find.
Perched on a Cheeseweed eating one of the fruits/seed pods. Didn't seem too healthy. Was breathing hard, not moving too fast, and didn't notice my approach or presence for a long time.
Very plain brown.
Adult and cheepy immature.
Popular with two kinds of small black beetles, which were all over it in moderate numbers.