A pair of great blue herons prepares a
nest high atop a dead Monterey pine tree.
The male flies back and forth from
the nest to collect sticks and twigs.
The male passes material to the female, and
she is in charge of the nest construction.
Whalers Cove, Pt. Lobos State Reserve
A sea otter mother, anchored in kelp,
pulls in her pup for some head grooming.
(The ball of fur is the pup.)
Grooming helps to keep themselves warm.
Pt. Lobos State Reserve
Bird on a Barb
A tree swallow perches directly
on a barb in the thorny wire.
Mountain View, California