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.
Lots of windfall fruit: you'd think you're in an Olive grove.
These a bit weathered… I've often seen new ones with the prominences tipped in gold.
Quite a few still, pursuing each other around this plot of yellow star thistle and fading english plantain. This pair taking a break in the watery sunshine of this blustery morning.
Rained last few days, high 30's last night, 59 now; but still flying...
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!
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.
My guide says the four hindwing spots are supposed to be 'all black'...
I saw one of these downtown this week, and got excited because I usually see West Coast ladies. Thought to check today in the hills; and saw dozens.
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.