Our stay at Malibu Beach RV Park is coming to an end.
We'll miss the beautiful scenery in all directions from our cliffside "home".
Brown Pelican gliding in the wave trough.
Whimbrel sorts through the foam for breakfast.
Where sky and water meet.
Double-crested Cormorants, Brown Pelican and Western Gull resting area during calm seas
Great Egret feeding along beach shrubline.
Solstice Canyon Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area
Coastal Canyons provide excellant habitat diversity,
food, water, shelter and space for a variety of wildlife.
Rock outcrops, chaparral grasslands
Spring fed stream source
Forest trails along stream
Early morning coveys of California Quail calling, feeding on seeds, insects and grit.
Hiking to and locating source of a quail-like call, found 4 Japanese quail.
Excapees or more likely dumped off.
These exotic species due to their color and being captive raised will be vulnerable to predation.
Red-tailed Hawk is a likely predator
Hummingbird Trumpet or California Fuchsia
Toyon Berries - favorite of Thrushes
Wintering Hermit Thrush
Western specialty - Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Nuttall's Woodpecker creating a cavity
California Thrasher calling on territory
Fox Sparrow numbers increased throughout the month
Nanday Parakeets behavior and antics -
enjoyable and educational to observe.
Cracking Western Black Walnuts open,
A quick smooch!
Settles into Oak Tree canopy
Carries off Acorn
Enjoying fruits of his labor
Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk
Malibu Beach looking toward Point Dume (farthest point)
Breath-taking sunset same view around 5 pm
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving for we have much to thank God for.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann