One of the many reasons I'm glad I live near the coast: marine layers.
Not only are overcast days a welcome respite from summer heat waves for us, they're the same for wildlife, becoming the equivalent of long crepuscular periods. Birds will be busy, and mammals that are typically active during nocturnal and dawn hours can sometimes be seen out and about.
Such as this gray fox one of my cam traps recently caught in coastal chaparral at 8:30 am.
Grays are a species I get frequently on cams throughout California, but rarely in daylight. I mean, really rarely - a handful of times.
So, catching one in a diorama-esque pose, in the soft, even light of an overcast morning, is pretty much picture perfect in my book. A "crush" as they say in the birdosphere.
Thank you foxy.
And thank you San Francisco summers.
Huh - their eyes don't shine like laser beams in the daytime. Whaddya know? :)