Maybe Greater Scaup? Sorry didn't get a better photo.
First time to ID, but I think it's this one. Gorgeous!
Great Blue Heron walking through an open grassy area. Stopped to clean feathers a few times.
Tule Elk grazing on hill side. Antlers shed. Sunny cool afternoon (approx 60 degrees F).
Fuzzy black and brown caterpillar. Sunny, cool day (approx 60 degrees). Found crossing the trail headed towards dense shrubby vegetation, heavy with poison oak.
I was told the bird had been standing there for nearly an hour before taking off.
Many of these were scattered throughout the area, most closer towards the ocean.