Watching this sunset, glass of wine in hand with my wife, proved to have fantastic birding benefits. Folks talk about the “red flash” as the sun dips below the Pacific Ocean horizon. Well I did not seem the red flash, but I did see the orange flash! This burst of color turned out to be a Streak Backed Oriole building a nest! After a morning mountain bike ride which started before sunrise, I returned to the nest building orioles and enjoyed some photography time!
Sunset and sunrise over the Pacific Ocean
Streak Backed Oriole … Nest Building
While I was watching the oriole, this Variegated Squirrel was watching me!