20 + individuals (adults) found in restored grassland. Courtship observed. Healthy population at Horse Park Woodside (private). No diagnostic photo - sorry :(
10 + individuals and restored grassland. Courtship observed
Not sure if this is a Pacific Golden-plover or a Black-bellied Plover
Calathus ruficollis (Carabidae, ground beetle), Redwood City, San Mateo County, California - 27 November 2010. Thanks to v belov and Bug Guide for the species-level identification: bugguide.net/node/view/475550 Appears to be quite common in the Bay Area.
Seems to have moved into my backyard. And there are at least two of them.
Eating Kiwigold raspberries off the bush.