Drought stricken fallen tree, snapped off 7'-8' high blocking Eagle Peak Trail.
Southwestern of Rio Grande?
OK, this is one of those shots where I was lucky to get anything. But you can see the contrast between tail and chest, the straighter wings than on a White-throated Swift, and the lack of white on the flanks or throat. The wings are also shorter, proportionally, to the body than on a WTSwift
You can see the white flanks and throats on these guys
Male along Marina Trail . This is an uncommon species in general , or at least very local . Thanks to Hank for finding it and cropping my photos .
At the very edge of delta waters .
This was at the edge of a marsh along the delta waters . Just starting to bloom , unlike the fading ones I photographed here last autumn .
There were three individuals on this patch of fogfruit .
This patch was in a field , not exactly in the marsh . Slight skunky odor .
On Naked Buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum)
On Naked Buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum); found in same location as last year (see iNat observations Aug 13, Aug 21, 2014).
In Mt. Diablo State Park, I shot this flower and I have not been able to identify it
Regenerating a new tail.