Found this snake trying to swallow a California Giant Salamander .
Found an Aquatic Garter Snake trying to swallow a California Giant Salamander .
Observed for 10 minutes
In active stage on a SOD coast live osk
Bleeding canker symptom on a coast live oak
Upside down dried dead in road
Dried dead in road
In ephemeral creek bed on Madrone Trail, Fairfield Osborn Preserve; invasive
A very busy tiny bird, smaller than a sparrow, it never stopped moving! It looked like it was eating little insects on and around the bushes. Slate grey colour above with pale underside. Gnatcatcher?
Kind of looks like Autostichidae or something similar like Oegoconia novimundi - Four-spotted Yellowneck. Landed on my desk, very tiny. 5mm
My first thought was that it was a red shouldered hawk because there a been a juvenile hanging out in the area all summer. But it looks like this is a redtail cause if you zoom in, well, it has a red tail.