Rectangle on the leading edge of the upper front wing appears more white than orange, but the four spots on the upper hind wing are filled with blue. West Coast Lady?
2 coyotes in our driveway
Nectaring on mock heather (Ericameria ericoides).
Impressed at how long a season this species has: observed a mating pair of umber skippers back in April in the same general area, and five months later there are skippers still skipping!
Introduced to this location from soils imported for landfill remediation.
Hitching a ride home
The local yerba buena raven pair with a two or possibly three of their offspring, mostly hanging out on top of St Patricks. One juvenile was in begging mode, and an adult went out to fetch something. After feeding the two took to the air and the adult did some aerobatics, perhaps trying to teach a bit.
Most observed bird for me today, but the official counts can be found here:
A very professional volunteering staff here. Very impressive set of people.
Their daily count can be found here: