I don't know that I've ever consciously taken a picture of a female California Quail, but here's one. I think she's pretty, though a bit soggy. She was running around with 10 or 12 golf ball sized babies yesterday afternoon at Dogtown.
Yes, Ovenbird. We caught this bird at Redwood Creek today during a somewhat misty banding day. This is an Eastern warbler, which is very lost. Makes you realize how many vagrants are around, but never seen.
I ventured out to the outer point today in hopes of finding the Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, etc reported over the last few days. Though none of these birds showed themselves, I finally saw one of the Rock Wrens that have been singing continuously all spring by the lighthouse, as well as my first American Redstart of the year.
This Gray Fox was also there, getting harassed by nesting Barn Swallows.