It's not too uncommon to have a couple of warbler species stick around this part of the Central Valley during the winter months. Of course, the YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS are by far the most expected but sometimes you bump into species like ORANGE-CROWNED, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, or TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS. Here's one of the latter at the City Cemetery here in Sacramento County:
I've visited this location several times in the last month hoping for a year bird like RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH or EVENING GROSBEAK but no luck so far.
We heard the distinctive call of the jays as soon as we got out of the car and we eventually traced them back into the woods between the canal/trail and the rodeo grounds. I eventually got a clear shot of one high up in a pine:
Yes, we were in Monterey and so, naturally, we stopped at Point Pinos for a quick 40 minutes of seawatching. Highlights included 1200 BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS, a treat considering I'd only seen this species 3 times prior. You can see that checklist here.