I would like to share with you some of the secrets and the delights of living on the beautiful Mendocino/Sonoma Coast. From the majesty of the Gray Whale migration to the smallest wildflower blooming in a Redwood forest,
let's explore all these wonders together.
Since I needed to create a website - with the invaluable help of Jay and Krystal Hipps - I am moving this blog to the website. The new address for my website and blog is http://www.mendonomasightings.com/ If you received today's other post of Peggy Berryhill's rainbow, you are all set and you will continue to receive Sightings posts. If you didn't receive the rainbow post then you need to subscribe on my website.
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This last post here is of a California Tortoiseshell Butterfly. Butterflies have appeared with the warm weather we are having. This one was feeding on laurel in my garden.
Shirley Mitchell saw a charming sight. She called these Pine Siskins "whale riders."
Pine Siskins arrive on the Mendonoma Coast about the same time the beautiful male Goldfinches. They both love to eat at thistle feeders filled with niger seed. Below is a photo taken by Dean Schuler of male American Goldfinches at one such feeder.
Siegfried Matull took this lovely photo of three Goldfinches on a branch and a Pine Siskin in the air.
Thanks to Shirley, Dean, and Siegfried for allowing me to share their photos with you here.
Bobcats are being seen more frequently the past couple of weeks. It appears the mothers are hunting for "real" food for their kittens. Janet Burch recently photographed one on The Sea Ranch.
You can see the Bobcat is looking right at Janet and her camera. This cat with the tufted ears and bobbed tail is a year round resident of the Mendonoma Coast. Look for them in grassy meadows hunting for their favorite food - gophers!
Thanks to Janet for allowing me to share her photo with you here.