Grazing near road
One of several different birds in eBird checklist.
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?
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), male, Marina Lagoon, Foster City, San Mateo County, California - 25 November 2013. Apparently males can have some rufous feathers on the lower breast, which can be seen here...