A Collection of Nature Pictures

Hi everybody!

I know I haven’t been updating as often as I would like, but here is a collection of the pictures I have taken recently, just to prove I’m still around. These pictures are all up on iNaturalist as well, for those of you who read my last post.

5-Black WidowsA male and a female Western Black Widow. The male is attempting to approach her to mate. In this species, cannibalism is rare, and males and females have been recorded living peacefully in the same nest.

6-Bird on SignA Western Bluebird sitting on a sign, looking very cute.

FatalThe last moments of a honeybee, caught by an Araneus orb weaver.

17-RacoonA juvenile common raccoon looking out from between the boulders of a local jetty.

5-California Ground SquirrelA California Ground Squirrel searching for food at the tide pools during low tide.

23-Blue-clawed HermitA Blue-Band Hermit Crab, in front of a Starburst Anemone in the La Jolla Tide Pools.

22-Shore CrabStriped Shore Crab waiting patiently for me to move on.

30-Harbor SealA wave coming in to wash over a group of waiting Harbor Seals.

31-Brown PelicanCalifornia Brown Pelicans have a way of soaring with stiff wings. They barely have to flap at all to keep airborne.

12-Great Blue HeronA Great Blue Heron being disagreeable.

22-Willet… in contrast to the cultured Western Willet.

30-Whimbrel 2A Whimbrel trying to blend in with the seaweed, and succeeding.

45-Marbled Godwit 4

A Marbled Godwit ending his photo-shoot.

I hope-you enjoy these shots, they’re a few of my favorites from the past couple of weeks.

~The Homesteading Hippy

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