Crazy hat day at Spring Lake Park?
This nest is about 12" long and 4" across more of less.
Kill site. Relatively fresh, but entirely eaten. Some of the feather quills were broken clear off. Other feathers were perfectly intact, or wet with saliva or old blood. Near the hunter's cabin at Saddle Mountain.
In the middle of the path. Tapered at one in, sections. Filled with plant and fur/bones.
Right outside the front door of the hunter's cabin. A few days old, maybe, still some insects buzzing around but not many. Loaded with manzanita berries and a small amount of fur as well.
Not too many left blooming but here near the pond, even in full sun, these were still blooming happily. Leaves are incredibly bitter.
Two holes in the path in a dryer area up from the pond. Both holes were dug open, and bright white eggs found broken outside both holes. Probably a reptile of some kind. Eggs an inch or more long.
Some type of ground nesting bee. I don't know what kind and I don't know what kind of animal would dig them up. The comb left behind was papery and there were remnants inside but most was cleaned out. I assumed at first ground hornets but apparently many species nest underground. This was up high on the side of a creekbed, along Alpine Creek, which is still running.