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Created 3-Jul-10
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Up before dawn. Many animals feed before sunrise, including Quail and Brush Rabbits near the Chaparral's edge. Happened on a Mourning Dove's nest while on the birding transect. Photographed a hummingbird catching insects from the air. A helicopter made a low pass overhead.
Female Blacktailed Deer Mid-leapPitcher Sage (Lepechinia calycina)Prenolepis? Ant on Pitcher SageBreaking Dawn over Radio Telescope, from Jasper RidgeDawn SilhouettesMale California Quail (Callipepla californica)Pair of California Quail (Callipepla californica)Dawn FeedingDawn Feeding 2Dawn Feeding 3Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)Natural Topiary: Evidence of Deer Herbivory on Coast Live OakRare Young Valley Oaks (Quercus Lobata)Clarkia purpurea ssp. vimineaEnvirons of Mourning Dove NestMourning Dove Nest (Zenaida macroura)Eggs of Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)Scale for Mourning Dove EggsSinging California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)Helicopter over Jasper Ridge