It’s been a while since I saw a plume moth, at least that I could recognize. This one followed me inside and immediately alighted on a stand lamp. And after I went to turn out the rest of the lights to lure it back outside, it had already flown off.

It's been a while since I saw a plume moth, at least that I could recognize. This one followed me inside and immediately alighted on a stand lamp. And after I went to turn out the rest of the lights to lure it back outside, it had already flown off.
It’s been a while since I saw a plume moth, at least that I could recognize. This one followed me inside and immediately alighted on a stand lamp. And after I went to turn out the rest of the lights to lure it back outside, it had already flown off.

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Hey, at least you can tell it’s a gull

Blurry gull in flight against a clear blue sky.

I haven’t been able to get out anywhere that seagulls land or perch in a while (except, now that I think about it, the grocery store a few weeks ago where I saw two gulls fighting over some trash in the parking lot), so I’ve only seen the gulls flying overhead, where they’re hard to capture on camera.

I finally did! Sort of.

(Hey, at least you can tell it’s a gull.)

*sigh*

#FotoFails #birds #blurry

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I haven’t been out where they land in weeks, so I’ve only seen them in the sky…and it’s hard to catch them on camera.

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Fluffy birb. (A sparrow spotted on top of a light pole)

Fluffy #birb. (A #sparrow spotted on top of a light pole. I could *hear* it easily enough, but it took a while to spot it - and once I did, I was glad I had the zoom camera with me.) #birds #iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39464310

Fluffy #birb.

(A #sparrow spotted on top of a light pole. I could *hear* it easily enough, but it took a while to spot it – and once I did, I was glad I had the zoom camera with me.)

#birds #iNaturalist

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39464310

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I found this monarch flitting from bush to bush along the street.

I haven’t seen many #butterflies at all since winter hit, and figured the #monarch migration had long since passed further south, but I found this one flitting from bush to bush along the street.

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#nature #MonarchButterfly

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I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me. #stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me. #stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

I need to get back to following astronomy again. I was surprised to see the Moon and Venus so close to each other, and only had my phone with me.

#stargazing #moon #venus #conjunction #NightSky #tree

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Fox Squirrel (vs. dog)

A squirrel on a tree trunk, pointed downward with its tail thrashing.

I saw this squirrel climb down a tree in a city park and start running across the ground. As I was getting my camera out, a dog spotted it, got away from its owner, ran after the squirrel and pounced. The squirrel jumped up onto this tree just in time and scurried up. The dog's owner called it back. And then the squirrel slowly climbed back down to this point (still higher than the dog's jump, just in case it came back) and paused to look around to make sure it was safe again.

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Does anyone know whether the PlantsVsZombies sunflower was inspired by the Sunflora Pokemon?

Does anyone know whether the #PlantsVsZombies #sunflower was inspired by the Sunflora #Pokemon? #garden #flowers #PokemonGo #TheresAZombieOnYourLawn

Does anyone know whether the #PlantsVsZombies #sunflower was inspired by the Sunflora #Pokemon?

#garden #flowers #PokemonGo #TheresAZombieOnYourLawn

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My 1000th observation posted to iNaturalist!

My 1000th observation posted to #iNaturalist!

Normally I have to take photos of doves with a zoom lens, but this one was just calmly sitting in a tree, making its “Ooh-Ooh” call. It didn’t even fly off when I walked around the tree to get a better angle with my phone.

Most likely a Eurasian Collared Dove, one of several types I’ve seen around the Los Angeles area.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32186561

#birds #dove #nature

My 1000th observation posted to #iNaturalist!Normally I have to take photos of doves with ...

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