Mating behavior (smaller individual is the male). Individuals collected on site and maintained in Museum's nature Lab. Photo by James Bryant
Adults chasing a hawk through tall trees.
Adult male seeking insects among shrubs; two distinct stripes on side of head, one above and one below solid black cheek area; black streaks along flanks visible below wings and against white belly feathers. Dark grey back.
Adult male on wires
Adult soaring among trees; first of the season at this location.
Adult bird singing from edge plantings along street.
Adult birds calling and flying among Washingtonia robusta palms.
Adult sitting on nest in Ficus tree. Identification by Kimball Garrett (NHMLAC) and Curtis Marantz. Photo submitted by Mike Gardner
Male bird singing in palo verde and western redbud trees.
This seed puff was in my backyard today.
Appears to be an immature bird, but with straight edge to terminus of tail feathers and broad banding as field characters distinguishing it from Cooper's hawk. Photos by Lawrence Hanfland
Seedlings emerging from bottom of dry pond. Identification by UC-Riverside botanists Andrew Sanders and Arlee Montalvo. Photo by Barbara Iyer
A sample of foliage, flower and fruit. Per photographer, "It is the size of a tree but appears to be a bush. It is growing here in Riverside." Photo by Elizabeth Miller
Adult bird bathing repeatedly in shallow puddle in urban garden.
Adult soaring through urban garden planted with some milkweed (Asclepias currisavica).
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