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...is it raining again?

Karen Chu, a guest at the Preserve, took this cute photo. We do have a lot of rain in our forecast, starting with light rain today. Here is what the Giraffes much prefer.

Judy Mello photographed them on a perfect sunny day in Point Arena.

Thanks to Karen and Judy for allowing me to share their fun photos with you here. To learn about the fabulous B. Bryan Preserve, here is the link to their website: http://bbryanpreserve.com/

Linda Bostwick and Mel Smith noticed this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk perusing their vegetable garden in Point Arena. The hawk is welcome to any tasty gophers it finds in there!

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk by Mel Smith

Here's a close-up of one taken by Sylvia Marie. Red-tailed hawks have so many different feather patterns and colors. It's a good thing the adults have that red tail!

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk by Sylvia Marie (Large)

Thanks to Mel and Sylvia for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

A series of storms has rumbled through the Mendonoma Coast. Today is a "wait five minutes" kind of day - first it's raining, then the sun comes out, whoops - it's raining again! Of course we are having rainbows. Beth Kattleman photographed a spectacular one recently at The Sea Ranch.

Double Rainbow by Beth Kattleman (Large)

There is a faint double rainbow over the vibrant one. Linda Bostwick photographed a rainbow appearing next to a hailstorm near Point Arena.

Rainbow in a hailstorm by Linda Bostwick

Rainbow days are one of the privileges of being on the Mendonoma Coast!

Thanks for Beth and Linda for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Peter Cracknell photographed this surfer and titled his photos, "Wipe out!"

Wipe out in big waves off Point Arena by Peter Cracknell

You can see the Bull Kelp in the water. I'm sure this surfer got back on his or her board and road the waves again.

Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

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Perhaps it was one of the recent storms that blew this rare visitor to Point Arena. Leslie Dahlhoff wrote, “How exciting! Eric, the non-birder, actually spotted it in our backyard and told me I should check it out. There I saw the sunniest, yellowest bird seriously chowing down on aphids in the artichoke.”

A rare visitor - a male Prothonotary Warbler by Leslie Dahlhoff male Prothonotary Warbler by Leslie Dahlhoff

This songbird is usually found in wooded swamps in the southeast. Wow, is this bird off course! To hear its call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Prothonotary_Warbler/sounds

Thanks to Leslie for allowing me to share her photos with you here.