From past files . A poor photo , but identifiable .
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 .