Here are some of the first images taken from the blind set up on a none-too-level spot near a convenient rock (a little peanut butter on the rock was employed too!). All of the images have a rusty background due to the old Eriogonum fasciculatum bushes that are in the background.
|California Thrasher. Usually a shy species, but an occasional visitor to "The Rock". A year-round resident.|
|Acorn Woodpecker. There is a colony close by so these are regulars. This is a pink-eyed individual - a more rare eye color variant. A year-round species.|
|A first-year White-crowned Sparrow. This is a migratory species, most abundant here in the cooler months.|
|Spotted Towhee, another year-round resident. This is a male, with blacker plumage and brighter orange sides.|
|Oak Titmouse (formerly the Plain Titmouse). Another resident throughout the year.|