Anna's Hummingbird staking his claim.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline. Oakland, California
FINALLY saw a California Clapper Rail, which is now the Ridgeway's Rail. Quite a privilege to watch this endangered bird doing its thing. Its thing = hunting.
This baby had one tick with its snout buried in its neck, and another tick ready to dine as well.
Found two under one rock, one of whom was a baby! The young one's body was probably less than 1 cm, not counting the tail.
Really wish I'd gotten some pics with good focus. :(