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:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tiny guardian

I inadvertently walked under this hummingbird's nest, and was greeted with a flurry of angry chirps. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wind dancers

A white gull feather was drifting on the wind. Then a raven swooped to snap it up, dropped the feather, and caught it again: 

These two were dancing over the sea:

Whitecaps below:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bitey babies

The baby cormorants are getting huge:
"Feed me!"


And they bite each other: 

"Hey, play nice!"


A tinier little one snuggling with its parent:  


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Raven with pinecone


This raven appeared to be picking out bugs or seeds from within the pinecone, but I also got the impression that it was having fun examining and picking apart this complex object. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Shorebirds

Sanderlings and Semipalmated Plovers

Their other legs are fine; they just like standing on one leg

Juvenile Black-Bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover
(Semipalmated means with partially webbed feet)


Least Sandpiper

Wandering Tattler