|This is the last thing a fish sees sometimes...|
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Dana Point is a particularly beautiful stretch of California coast, with some nice cliffs and mountains nearby. We saw the Cassin's Kingbird at a gazebo that overlooks the small harbor.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I've also seen males on these same shrubs. The hummingbirds in general have been one of the most common birds I've seen along the Tuolumne Parkway Trail over the last few days. Some of the shrubs are flowering despite the dry conditions, providing a food source. There have been quite a few bugs flying in the air, and hummingbirds aren't at all averse to consuming bugs. They need the protein. They need the sugar too, given that their metabolism is such that they could starve in the space of a few hours or a day.
Friday, August 19, 2016
I wasn't close, so the sharp focused pictures will have to come at a different time! I'll keep trying...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
may be the same juvenile I ran across a few weeks ago. I've seen it several times now along the same section of the Parkway Trail. I'm going to start carrying garlic and a cross with me on these walks.