A few Covid-19 rules are still in place at this botanical garden, though it's a lot more relaxed than it was last spring when they managed to stay open even through the early-pandemic lockdowns.
A white-crowned sparrow, spotted in the brush at the top of the bluffs at Point Vicente.
These birds *really* blend in well with the dry brush and dirt – it was really hard to see them except when they stopped somewhere with contrast like this.
Some wildlife I spotted on a hike today. It was really nice in the shade, but it was also very hilly, and uncomfortably warm in the sun. I ended up staggering back to the car at the end.
The yellow and black bird is some sort of oriole. The black and white one is a black phoebe. I think the rabbit is a desert cottontail.
Spot the squirrels!
I heard noises from this palm tree and went to look. I couldn't quite catch *what* was moving up there at first, so I just pointed the camera up to where I saw movement and took a few shots. Turned out to be these two squirrels, who then chased each other around the trunk, chittering and knocking debris down.
A dove spotted this morning. I just walked around the neighborhood and most of the birds I spotted were on cables like this.