Grazing near road
In a backyard near the roots of birch, citrus, plum, roses.
Photo by PRC (mum).
Interesting life/death specimen
There is a small grove of these trees on either side of a major trail junction on the southwest side of Laurelwood Park, near the base of the mountain. I tried to get a few pictures, but I am not sure even to family on this one.
With my binoculars, I could see underneath one, and saw the pores
Very firm. Nice squirrel-bite in the top. No smell. In a backyard near citrus, birch, roses, plum.
Do these guys ever stop flying?
Cacklers are in the front, Canadian behind.
Very large clumps just below the dam. On dead either alder or cottonwood
FINALLY I saw a Coyote on my regular walk up here! It had taken over a year for one of the commoner mammals to show itself. This dog looked healthy.
This one puzzled me for a long time; I thought it might be a Field Sparrow. Leslie, Ginny, and Ron joined me up there, and internet discussion also helped to seal the ID. But it was fun!
near Filoli, Flume Trail, in dry creek bed
near Filoli, dry creek bed, Flume Trail
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), male, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, San Mateo Co., CA - July 3, 2009.