Planted in a community garden of student housing.
scorpion cove campground
Soaring on wind currents as a pair.
Near scorpion cove campground.
There were a few flying around the milkweed.
Observed & photographed by Bruce & Jennifer Lindsay.
"This bird has a nest (in the conifer in one of the photos) with a very loud squawking chick in it."
Maybe from a spotted skunk? This was while hiking at elevation.
Was hoping for the island scrub jay, but no such luck...
Likely a chipping sparrow. Was hoping for a rufous-crowned sparrow, but no such luck....
This individual was right off the landing pier. We saw many more among the kelp beds on sea kayaks (no pics), as well as a silvery one with dark spots, and two white-furred babies.
Tough angle.....best shot we could get.
Looks like a finch...
Unfortunately, the only place on the island we witnessed these was around the campgrounds where they scavenged incessantly (as evidenced by this pic of one eating a banana...).
Emerged after rain in garden-- teeming w/ these small silver colored flies
Some kind of sea slug type creature we found washed up on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA
Lots of ladybugs washing up on the beach.
Found on beach, acting lethargic, light oiling on keel, captured and taken to rehabilitation facility by UC Davis OWCN personnel.
Washed up dead on the beach
Grey shark-like skin, Small appendage upper right side, About 1 foot long. And what appeared to be a small flap like tail. Creature was found on beach.
What appeared to be the head, had a small fin below a pearlescent area.
Black and red body, Paralyzed a honey bee instantly.