April 22, 2010
A couple of unusual sightings, for me, this week. The top one is a roadrunner. I was out doing errands, and stopped at a crossing of Murrieta Creek, that was totally underwater. There were some lovely ducks and an egret in view. Just as I'd climbed to a good vantage point, I flushed this guy. I don't think I've seen a roadrunner in about ten years. This is right in an industrial section of the valley.
This is a lizard, of course, right outside my back door. He's remarkably large, about 18 inches long and too big to scurry under the trash can for protection. You can see, he wasn't too concerned with my being so near.