Fox was photographed via a mounted wildlife camera.
Found on base of Bay (pepperwood) tree.
Ran along creek at 4:15 pm. Photographed by mounted wildlife camera.
A new tree (approx. 3 ft, high) has sprouted from one of the low hanging branches.
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.
Apologies for the lousy photos, but all I had with me was my phone. I saw this Cooper's hawk hit a pigeon directly over the roadway, which then landed in this left turn lane. Fortunately, the traffic was fairly light and I was able to herd it off the road and onto the adjacent sidewalk. It picked up the pigeon and made a labored flight across two lanes, then kept eating its hard-earned kill.
Neighborhood setting (see roof line in photo)..4 approx fifty year old trees (Based on age of house nearby)..Redwood on right (SW) appears to be thinning at top. May be due to roots under structure, sidewalks etc.
These Snopwberries are just fruiting. If you pick a fruit and squish it in your hand the stuff that comes out looks kind of like powedery snow. Not for food. Does anyone know the species name? It is riparian
This Oregon Ash tree is entering its deciduous stage. It has fruits that look like a boat oar.
I've been told by multiple people the common name for this is Pepper Weed, or Pepper Grass. People like Pepper Weed better because it is invasive. The flowers remind me of white alysum and even have the same smell. However, these are pretty tall, up to 2 feet. I'm not sure about the exact species but this is growing slightly upland within a wetland preserve.
Coyote Brush has small, waxy leaves with teeth. It is just blooming and is teething with life. Butterflies, honey bees and flies swarm around the shrub. This particular Coyote Brush is submerged during the rainy seasons and is super healthy at the end of Summer.
These chickory are a pretty shade of blueish periwinkle. They look pretty beside the Queen ann's lace.