The iridescent throat patch of this male Anna's hummingbird is called a gorget, and extends over its head. The gorget helps identify this hummingbird commonly found in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.
White-Crowned Sparrow on Grevillea
This White-crowned sparrow was hopping among the flowers on this Grevillea in the Australian garden of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.
Great Horned Owl (male)
Great Horned Owl (male) out and about in the early evening, around sunset.
Double-Crested Cormorants on Branch
Two of several Double-Crested Cormorants drying their wings and resting on a dead tree in the water of Schwan Lagoon, Santa Cruz, near Twin Lakes Beach State Park.
Acorn Woodpecker on Tree (Upside Down)
Acorn Woodpecker searching for food on a tree branch.
Acorn Woodpecker on Tree
Acorn Woodpeckers Landing on a Tree
Two Acorn Woodpeckers come in for a landing on the top of a dead tree that is host to many acorns that had been planted in the tree by woodpeckers. A third Acorn Woodpecker stands its ground while it is confronted by one that just landed.
Acorn Woodpeckers, One in Flight
One Acorn Woodpecker climbs on a dead tree that hosts many acorns while another Acorn Woodpecker takes flight from the top of the tree.
Acorn Woodpeckers on Dead Tree
Acorn Woodpeckers were very busy today, flying around and looking for food, and this tree hosted several at a time. Here, there are four Acorn Woodpeckers, three on the top of the tree and one on the right side.
Great Horned Owl (female)
Great Horned Owl (female) out and about in the early evening, around sunset.
A female Great Horned Owl was preening itself before heading out to hunt at night. This picture was taken a few minutes after sunset.
A male Great Horned Owl, smaller and more active than the female it was paried witrh, flew from branch to branch as the evening hours started to close in.
A female Great Horned Owl settled on a branch and checked out its surroundings as dusk began to settle in.
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