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A break in the rain gave an opportunity to view some of the flowers of the season. Ceanothus, Goldfields, Poppy, Shooting Star, Indian Warrior, and Fremont's Star Lily obliged. Some of the Blue and Valley Oaks are leafing out. I heard a California Thrasher singing at dawn, and watched a Jackrabbit browsing, an Anna's Hummingbird preening, Western Scrub Jays flying about, and a White-tailed Kite hunting -- and later devouring its prey. As the rain continues, memories of this respite remain.
Dawn ConcertDawn CloudsCeanothus (??) at DawnCalifornia Jackrabbit (Lepus californica)California Jackrabbit (Lepus californica)Lichen on Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis)Lichen on Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis)Male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), showing offMale Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), SingingCharacteristic Iridescent Crown of Male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)Male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) in FlightWestern Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) in FlightWestern Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)Hang On!Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) in FlightWestern Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) Taking Off