The first shots were of a closeish Black Phoebe. The difference between this bird and the ones back home was that this one was actually in the sun.
Lorquin's Admiral was remarkably abundant at this location with some even resting. A small orange butterfly, what I believe is a Sleepy Orange (not sure if they occur in California) passed by as well but did not rest.
I also found a yellow variety House Finch, which is my first of this colouration. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but this bird has yellow on the face and breast as opposed to the "typical" red.
When it eventually flew off into a tree, I encountered a new form of chromatic abberation; one that was orange. It disappeared into the canopy and then it came back out with four others. It seems there was a whole little community here just above the little stream nearby.
I took a peek in the "Desert region" and saw a hawk soaring well off in the distance, which I believe was a Red-shouldered, but it was hard to tell. I decided to walk up to the dog park here and found, under a bush, a community of California Quails hiding here. As soon as they saw me they were off. I heard and saw a bird perched on the fence of the dog park, and it was another California Quail, a male. It was surprisingly tame. I got within two metres and it then promptly flushed into the bush. While the best shot was virtually perfect (apart from unavoidable chromatic abberation), I would have wished for a better background and maybe a more natural setting.