Last Saturday was a mob scene of scopes and Life Listers in GGPark to see this Siberian stray. Only one other Birder there today and I thought, "It's gone" Then...it appeared! Not the best shots but the crest/facial marking are apparent if you look at all the shots.
Cool to see the male - it is the species featured on the cover of the Sibley Guide.
I'd heard what an amazing showing this species was having this season from others, but at least a dozen "whistling" together today in the Oak Woodlands of GGPark. Fantastic. This is the female.
First time for me in the county.
Guy told me people write on these....
These were The Smallest Mushrooms I've ever seen. On a Willow, less than 1/8th of an inch. The size of a pencil eraser.
Not sure about this green, granular thing...
Cladonia in a tree?
Perhaps R. canariensis?
The long, line golf path with enormous Eucs were Covered in lichens on the way back to the bus...
Saw only one patch of this today. Wondering now if lichens are seasonal: sometimes this is the most abundant. Perhaps wrong trees?
Saw this only in two trees today along the coast trail...
Young ones on Eucalyptus...
Exciting find. Neat to return to an old stomping ground and see it anew with a new group of things before you
Death Cap? A. phalloides?
These were coming out of the trunk of Arroyo Lupine. Most of the Bush Lupines were hit bad last season by Genista Moth invasion..,
Bought Arora's "All That the Rain Promises, and More" - hip guide to this world.