With its grey crown and distinctly broadening white eye-stripe, it took some research to convince myself I hadn't found a vagrant Eurasian Warbler.
This is the rarely illustrated juvenile plumage of the Golden-crowned Kinglet. Soon it will develop a distinctive, bright orange-yellow stripe across the top of its head
Gray Jays were very common in the picnic grounds at Patrick's Point State Park in Humboldt County, CA (along with American Crows and Steller's Jays); even hopping onto the table in an attempt to steal some scraps.These individuals dark backs and extensive dark cowls identify them as members of the northwestern subspecies "obscurus"
around 10 of these were found on sunday at this spot. this beast was around 7mm
slight northward range expansion according to eastern pacific nudibranchs?
Found in eelgrass at low tide.
Found in kelp during low tide, mantle was about 4-5 cm in length.
Many dozens seen at low tide, in various substrates and depths, including several feet above the water line.
Between 50 and 70 of these found during low tide in various substrates and depths.
Found at low tide, seems way too big for the shell it's using.
Nudibranch found at low tide.
This patch of Leather ferns was found in a shaded spot of sandy bluff less than 50 feet from the beach.
These Deer Ferns (family Blechnaceae) were very common along stretches of the trail to Agate Beach.