Growing in a weedy strip. Not small.
On the bank of Stevens Creek.
Unusually red pods. Flowers all thoroughly pink on this plant, but white on neighboring, green-podded plants.
Cawing incessantly. Later harassed by Northern Mockingbirds.
Growing in a weedy strip.
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.
Dried smashed small bird. Most likely Nuttall's, which are very common around here.
Little thing crawling around on a bean leaf. Viewed with a dissecting scope.
Found a wooden fence along the creek. ID provided by Chris Mallory from images I posted to Bug Guide. This is an introduced beetle species used as a biocontrol agent.
This Great Blue Heron was hunting by the edge of the water.