Those guys are super cute.
Sparse in this location but abundant in the dune scrub above North Baker Beach.
On old dune sands.
40-50 birds in three trees. One robin was in one tree as well.
I'd seen recent postings of this here and when it landed in front of me...well, Not a SB Elfin, but...a new species. Is "Beautiful Fly" an oxymoron?
Hard to step away from these mesmerizing mounds...
It was COVERED in Lichens with leaves just budding out. Beautiful!