This important old snag tree is home for many cavity nesting birds. I’ve heard frogs in the thickets at its base too.
Tree Swallow in the snag tree.
A Tree Swallow coming out of a nest cavity, with no room to spare. I wonder if they are just claiming a home, it’s still winter in Feb..?
Male Nuttall’s Woodpecker.
Red-shoulder Hawks, Owls and other raptors, rely on this river-bank meadow area to hunt small rodents. This habitat is adversely affected in large part by illegal off-leash dog traffic. Lastly, this is the first year I have not seen or heard ground nesting California Quail in this area, but I trust they'll return if given half a chance.…Robert on the River