Friday, April 26, 2019

Seaside brunch for two

This gull was attempting, with little success, to break the shell of a still-squirming lobster: 





Then it began squawking (what looked and sounded like  a pair bonding call), attracting the attention of another gull. They bobbed their heads and squeaked at each other (as in the linked video), and then the newly arrived one began to attack the lobster:  



 And finally cracked the shell!



Monday, October 22, 2018

Aggressive hummingbirds

A couple of male Anna's Hummingbirds that were loudly chirping and occasionally getting up to chase each other:


The rival, probably a molting juvenile


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Stalking on the ground like a dinosaur:

Snapping up beetles:


Carrying a leafy twig, perhaps planning a nest: