A mid-afternoon snack for a Point Lobos squirrel

I took this photo at Point Lobos, a wildlife reserve in Carmel, California, on what was to become a big day for nature photos: we watched a humpback whale playing out in the ocean and a couple dozen brown pelicans diving through the waves for bait fish, then saw some baby seal pups nursing, photographed the blue breeding plumage on a group of cormorants, and heard the sounds of an otter cracking a clam against a rock. Yes! I saw this squirrel at the end of the day, and I was really surprised to see it making short work of a pine cone. I must have been awfully tired, because I realized later, after downloading the picture that he was actually nibbling on a blackberry. Makes so much more sense!