Female Leopard Shark caught and released by Dr. Thomas Boettger, Tamales Bay
Found this beautiful black beetle on maclure's beach trail. I estimate it was 3-4 cm from head to tail.
Found this baby starfish in a rock pool at the south end of Maclure's Beach. I didn't have a measuring tape or coins for scale on me. I estimated it was about a centimeter across.
I didn't see any adult star fish in the same rock pool.
Foraging in intertidal near 4 Black Turnstones.
Seven Black Oystercatchers visible on the rocks at Tomales Point during the hour we spent at the site.
High densities in emergent vegetation/along shore line.
Eating California Beach Fleas in the eel grass north of Dillon Beach
Beautiful adult dark morph.
Curious pinkish feet and bill on one bird in the photo.
the one in front is a juvenile; the juvenile's bill is shorter and often paler than in the adult, and the legs can be yellow