Long distance shot. Male perched on a Willow branch overlooking the pond.
Foraging in shallow water (near a Snowy Egret).
Foraging in shallow water.
Found 3 in the flower garden. The one pictured looked freshly emerged.
Photos taken in flight.
Landed on a stem near the pond.
Foraging in Coyote Bush along the pond's edge. (Note the black cap.)
Standing in shallow water.
Diamond head and rattles with alternating brown and yellow rings similar to a California King Snake. About 30 inches in length.
A big buck found dead near pond`s edge . The Turkey Vulture lead me to here .
I never could get a good photo of the pair of Cabbage Whites . Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare .
Immature bird that flushed off a Black-tailed Deer skeleton .
Only one seen recently . The butterfly kept flapping its wings and the wind was strong . At Cirsium vulgare .