I could hear the soft footsteps of the bobcat before it materialized in the clump of dead arundo. Do you see it? Look in the center, to the right of the tree trunk. Our gazes met briefly, and then the bobcat walked away, as softly as it had arrived.
The bird calling loudly in the background is a fledgling Cooper's hawk, the nest it came from in a tree about 15 meters behind the bobcat.
San Luis Rey River corridor, Bonsall, CA.