Little male hummer guarding the deck feeder, sunlight hitting his bright feathers on different days.
Crossing the open fields, grasshoppers jump everywhere - one of the many supporting reasons the birding is so abundant in the park
The Vaux swifts are gathering in large flocks before their Fall migration, and roosting in chimneys since they don't perch, but rather cling. The flocks start gathering near dusk and once the sun sets, they start entering the chimney spaces.
In Healdsburg they use a classroom chimney on a school campus, Rio Lindo.
In Marin County, the swifts have claimed three tall brick chimneys that are no longer in commercial use, at the McNear Brickyard, San Rafael
A quick visit to Bodega Bay area
Recent Walk, Tolay Lake Regional Park
The lighthouse, Point Reyes National Seashore
On the road in and out of Drake's Beach, the famous Point Reyes Tule Elk,
which I had actually never seen before.
All three nuthatches at local feeders, Camp Meeker - red-breasted, white-breasted and pygmy