28
taxa
22 plants
5 birds
1 insect
6
life list firsts

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Unknown carrion. I can't even tell if they're cetaceans or elephant seals or what.

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What

California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 10:58 AM PDT

Description

There were a bunch of condors joining the vultures and gulls in the feast. Crummy pic, but it was great to see the side-by-side size comparison. Condors are truly giants.

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 11:07 AM PDT

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What

Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 11:07 AM PDT

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What

Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 11:12 AM PDT

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Sonoma sage Salvia sonomensis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 01:45 PM PDT

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Square

What

bush poppy Dendromecon rigida

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 01:49 PM PDT

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What

coast silk tassel Garrya elliptica

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Slightly hairy on upper surface, dense white hairs on lower, leaf margins wavy, leaf perhaps more wide than long compared to elliptica. Low bush.

Ok, consulted the options and I think it's too wavy to be G. congdonii or G. flavescens. Bummer. Was really hoping this was a new one for me.

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California goldenbanner Thermopsis californica

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:23 PM PDT

Description

Leaves are soft, velvety

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Hartweg's umbrellawort Tauschia hartwegii

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:26 PM PDT

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whisker brush Leptosiphon ciliatus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:33 PM PDT

Description

I'm calling this L. ciliatus because the it definitely has long hairs and red-spotted petals, but frankly the pics of this species and L. bicolor look almost identical to me, and I don't know where this transparent membrane between the calyx lobes that the keys mention is supposed to be.

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Square

What

Indian Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:33 PM PDT

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Larkspurs Genus Delphinium

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:34 PM PDT

Description

Stem and leaves glabrous

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What

Fiesta Flower Pholistoma auritum

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:36 PM PDT

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Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:39 PM PDT

Description

Seems like the same white form that's one Mt. Diablo.

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Square

What

western wallflower Erysimum capitatum

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:40 PM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:43 PM PDT

Description

P. egena and P. imbricata are both reported from Fremont Peak, and frankly they look almost identical to me.

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What

chia (Salvia columbariae) Salvia columbariae

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:47 PM PDT

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What

hairypink Petrorhagia dubia

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:53 PM PDT

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What

California poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:53 PM PDT

Description

With a big bloom of chia.

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Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 02:56 PM PDT

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What

morro milkvetch Astragalus curtipes

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:13 PM PDT

Description

I'm seeing what looks like a fused sheath at the base of the leaf, so I'm calling this L. curtipes instead of L. douglasii, but I would love confirmation if you know your milkvetches. This was a spreading plant growing in the rocky talus by the summit of Fremont Peak.

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:17 PM PDT

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Square

What

prettyface Triteleia ixioides

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:27 PM PDT

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California saxifrage Micranthes californica

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:30 PM PDT

Description

I guess this is right but it's way late in the season or it...

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What

Baby-blue-eyes Nemophila menziesii

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:46 PM PDT

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Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:54 PM PDT

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Square

What

winecup clarkia Clarkia purpurea

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 03:57 PM PDT

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bristly jewelflower Streptanthus glandulosus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 13, 2012 04:00 PM PDT