Sunday, February 5, 2012

California Towhee

I couldn't find a visitor center or even a parking lot at Malibu Creek State Park, but there plenty of turnouts along the road. I saw a couple of hawks swoop down below the road into a valley, so I stopped at one of the turnouts but couldn't find them once I got out of the car.
I did notice the remnants of of trail on the other side of the road though and decided to see what I might find. Right away I found this California Towhee picking through the gravel for seeds. Unfortunately it was in the shade, so my pictures a little grainy, but they're better than the ones I got of California Towhees in San Francisco last spring.