Pyrausta subsequalis (Crambidae), Estero Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - 11 May 2013. There seemed to be quite a few of these diurnal moths here today.
A Northern Harrier was spotted on the fence at Giacomini Wetlands at Pt. Reyes Station, CA. The harrier had the distinctive white rump and was reddish brown, overall (probably female). The bird then took off, flying close to the ground, right above the marsh...a distinctive flying trait of this species.
female kestrel spotted in the Giancomini Wetlands at Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
Adult male found on dunes
We were on a field trip at Pt Reyes Station, out by the Giacomini Preserve, just past the white barn, about 2:30p PST. First time I've ever seen one, anywhere, except maybe over in Nicasio, along Old Rancheria Road.