Greetings from two of our favorite local birds. Did you know that we see more than 50 species of beautiful marine birds including endangered Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, Blue Herons, Terns, Egrets, Shearwaters, Gulls and many more! Amazing what flying critters call Southern California, "home." (📸: Craig DeWitt)
Back when I had to cut short one of my runs because a group of people were beating this poor thing with a stick. I understand people are afraid of water snakes but if you don't go harrasing it won't bite you.
This poor animal was so desperately trying to get away, I emptied my bag, corraled it in a tree corner, and bagged it to make sure it didn't have broken ribs.
After a checkup and some water, we relocated it somewhere it wouldn't be harrased.
Sometimes you have to intervene.
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"I noticed from a distance some activity amongst the Red flowers and sure enough, it was Hummingbirds! but only Rufous Hummingbirds, which I’m sorry to say are not as brightly colored as the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. ⠀
I decided to just wait and see and my patience paid off when this guy showed up for just a little while, soon leaving and not returning for the rest of the day. I guess with so many flowers at Willowwood, it had had its choice of locations 🤷♂️ - from #photographer Bob Geremia ⠀
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🤩What an Electrifying Moment!🐋
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The breach of this Whale coinciding with the lightning strike is unbelievable!
Lightning only holds a coherent structure for approximately 0.2 seconds (we can perceive them for longer as they cause so much retinal activity that they cause an afterimage), so the way that this breach and strike were simultaneous is outstanding!