Poor little baby on the side of the road not moving and just cheeping away. I assumed it was injured or abandoned; no mama was around. The garbage trucks were coming and there are two cats next door, but, as I moved towards it it flew a little into the creekbed. Apparently mom was down there. Mom appeared to be a goldfinch, and started flying down to give the baby food. Don't know what happened here. Would like to be sure if anyone is good at chick ID?
One white squirrel about 50 ft from me. It leapt a couple of times through foot high grass then climbed into an oak tree.
I should have described this earlier; took these pictures because the whole stand of soaproot was smashed down and the aerial shoot for the flower was munched down by - I don't know what. What eats soaproot shoots?
Finally ours in the canyon are in bloom.
In the house.
Pond and small roadside wetland with flow at culvert pm 38.9 son 101 nb
Fish keep spawning/hatching in the portion of Hobson Creek that dries up year after year. Last year we saw the fish jumping and spawning and they were definitely salmonoids. This year, we only saw babies. This one recently died in a pool that formed after the year's one major storm shifted all the pools and gravel areas. We've seen other fish trying to make it in their little dwindling pools, but this one was quite large for the size of the pool it was in. No dark speckles on body, faintly pink line on its side. Mouth all white inside.