End of tail might have been bitten off by predator.
Fox was photographed via a mounted wildlife camera.
Shollenberger Park, Petaluma
Found under log on North facing side of Fairfield Osborn Preserve Environmental Education center, in shade. Alone.
Weather, sunny but cold, ice on ground.
Found on base of Bay (pepperwood) tree.
A new tree (approx. 3 ft, high) has sprouted from one of the low hanging branches.
I had to stop my car to avoid hitting this critter. He stayed still on the paved surface and was quite alive. After my photograph, he hopped happily away. There were dozens of this species appearing after the first rains to this region for the season. He measured about three cm SVL. He exhibited the characteristic eye stripe for this species.
sub-adult male. Looks like a female sitting but flew and was molting into adult male plumage.
Juvenile consuming a rodent.
2ND picture GULP, down the hatch.
juvenile. Dark patagials, dark hood, barred tail.
Dark morph Ferruginous Hawk. At a distance. Large yellow gape in both pictures. In flight: overall color of bird, you can see a little of the white tail. Standing: feathered legs to feet. eliminate other options.
First wildlife FOP observation by FOP naturalist Patricia!
Juveniles. Adult was nearby