Found at San Jose CA airport
This Great Blue Heron was hunting by the edge of the water.
These spiky yellow wildflowers (asters?) were abundant along the path and by the parking area.
The Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower) is, indeed, sticky.
This was the only Snowy Egret we saw.
This beautiful pink flower was one of two growing near the path in the late afternoon.
This Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue) was very easy to ID as it had a label beside it!
A couple dozen Black-necked Stilts were feeding, along with a few adorable babies.
There were a few American Avocets feeding in the late afternoon.
The Aesculus californica, California buckeye, was in full bloom.
The biggest fig tree I have ever seen, taking up the whole corner of a roofless ruin full of nesting swallows. Quite visible on satellite.
Former landscaping, now feral around crumbling canneries.
Lots hunting around the boat ramp.
Could not get a photo with this lens, but there were a bunch of them nesting under the ledges of an abandoned building, and they had easily-visible white foreheads.
And a Dunlin.
The smaller one is a Western Sandpiper.