mixed flock of male and female scaup; the males have smoothly curved bulbous heads and clean flanks, especially near the border between dark and light panels on back and flank feathers
looks like needles in bundles of two; tall pine most likely planted years ago as a windbreak next to a fire station
Probably brought in with road fill during recent repaving work. 3 plants
My daughter has a few of these striking plants on her property. I think they might be Pokeweed; and possibly here because cultivated on a small 'farm' for medicinal plants... Am I correct in ID?
very white breast - no buffy color; tail was brown with faint black bars; patagial bar in wings was evident in flight
Hundreds of these were buzzing around these small acorns... not clear to me what they were up to.
Report from volunteer of Santa Rosa Bird Rescue of seeing deceased badger near x-section of Lakeville Highway and Highway 37 approx. 3 years prior. Calendar will not accept correct date, which is actually July of 2010.
Visit to ranch on Lakeville Hwy. Coyote long-time presence. Agricultural property. Burrowing and foraging evident. Badgers not seen, but appears to be a movement area for foraging. Definite coyote den observed. South of former Cardoza Ranch where there were signs of badger burrowing at one time, not since became the public regional park property. Still in same movement corridor, not much activity in this area. Perhaps 1 solitary badger at most, moving through.
Pattern of juvenile burrowing and foraging on private property on Bloomfield Road. Near garden, many gophers available for foraging. Immature digging patterns for foraging. 1 sizable burrow along a fenceline. Season creek is water source. Badgers welcomed by great-energy property owner, understanding natural gopher control to help his garden.
iPhone video shared by Cleveland Avenue resident, late July, juvenile badger on roadside, Chileno Valley Road, eating carrion