I guess I must be itching to take a road trip up the coast, as I was drawn to some of my old images from Morro Bay. This view if of Morro Rock and the town of Morro Bay from Montana de Oro State Park. It was a brisk December day with great waves and windblown mist.
This image is from about a year ago from a visit to the Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA. I hadn't edited it before, I think because I hadn't gotten a clear view of the fox. Looking at it again, I kind of liked how the fox is looking through the grasses, almost looking as if he thinks he is hidden. Sorry, my camera spotted you!
In keeping with Wayne's postings of several rails, this is an image of two Ridgway's Rails. I think this species may be one that Wayne won't have (I could be wrong), as it is a Californian species, from the San Francisco Bay area in the north, and as far south as Baja California. Despite being one of the largest rails (about twice the size of the Virginia Rail), they are seldom seen, as they are elusive birds that manage to stay out of sight most of the time. However, I know a place in the San Diego area that, when there is a very high tide, they have to come up out of the marsh grasses and can be seen and photographed very easily. These were shot right next to the sidewalk, as the high tide drove them to the edge of the marsh.