Sunday, November 19, 2017

Today's walk report: 111917


Photos from today...

Phoebis sennae (cloudless sulphur)
Hakea minyma
Hakea minyma, "feeding the birds"
Hakea minyma
Male Allen's hummingbird, camouflaged

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today's walk report: 111817

We're about to go out for a walk and before I get too far behind I thought I'd post some images from the last two weekends.

November 5, 2017. I was still questioning weather or not this was our friend Eric The Duck (go back to spring, you'll see).

Is this the mallard drake known as Eric?
 Baccharis pilularis (Dwarf Coyote Brush)
Baccharis pilularis (Dwarf Coyote Brush), close-up
Female Calypte anna
Heteromeles arbutifolia (Toyon)
Gulf fritillary on baja fairy dustrer-

Senna bicapsularis

November 11, 2017. I'm confident now, this is Eric T. Duck. Last year he had what appeared to us to be a severely injured leg. So much so we considered finding a way to help him. He still has a distinctive limp. Meanwhile we continue to wait on Docken duck and wonder what became of her ducklings from spring.

Leptotes marina on Westringia

Okay, just about to head out. Hopefully we'll find something new and exciting on this beautiful afternoon. Thanks for coming along!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Today's walk report: 110417, this is cute


Take a look at the previous walk report. We didn't spot this on the way out today but coming back home, there it was... Somebody added to my "I love Doc" sidewalk graffiti. It's a little worn but I think you can make it out, it says, "Doc loves you too" with arrows pointing to my earlier message. We have no idea who wrote this but it was pretty darn special to see. (click for a larger image)