September 28, 2020 Malibu Bluffs Park

I started my visit in the best way with my first observation being a rattlesnake! It was sitting on the path I was planning to take so I changed my route and came back later after he warmed up and was gone. I had the place to myself which was nice and though it was quite humid, the temperature was quite bearable.

In addition to the rattlesnake, I got a nice photo of a singing California thrasher and was fortunate enough to find a hiding grasshopper sparrow, a bird I'm not sure I've seen before--or at least photographed before. I was hoping to find some other migrants or less common birds but once again, none were to be found. However there were lots of flowers still blooming and quite a few insects out and about. And I finally photographed my first monarch of the year. Once again, they are becoming all too rare.

Posted by naturephotosuze naturephotosuze, September 29, 2020 04:08

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

September 28, 2020 09:02 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

September 28, 2020 09:14 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs

Photos / Sounds

What

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

September 28, 2020 09:50 AM PDT

Description

Malibu Bluffs
Couldn't get a shot out in the open unfortunately

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