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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Observer

kueda

Date

February 15, 2015 11:20 AM PST
Brewer's Blackbird - Photo (c) Jamie Chavez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Added on February 22, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

kueda

Date

February 13, 2015 10:55 PM PST

Description

Most of my attempts to illicit strike responses from turret spiders end in failure, but for whatever reason Trent was able to get this one to cooperate. I tried to reciprocate but again without luck. Trent was gently stroking the edge of the turret with a twig, whereas I was poking it, so maybe the key is to immitate a smaller insect. There's anecdotal evidence to suggest that they eat ants, so maybe think ant-sized movements. Also, you need to do it under cover of full darkness for them to be staged near the burrow entrance (though they seemed willing to strike under flashlight illumination).

Note the deep, transverse foveal groove and the sclerite on the abdomen, both indicative of the former genus Atypoides (Adams 2014).

Antrodiaetus riversi - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Antrodiaetus riversi, a member of Foldingdoor Spiders (Family Antrodiaetidae)
Added on February 22, 2015. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Yellow-eyed Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica

Observer

kueda

Date

February 8, 2015 05:16 PM PST
Yellow-eyed Ensatina - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Yellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica)
Added on February 09, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

kueda

Date

February 7, 2015 10:26 AM PST
Ringneck Snake - Photo (c) A. Jaszlics, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Added on February 09, 2015. 7 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

kueda

Date

February 1, 2015 11:47 AM PST

Description

Defensive posture. You can see some of its milky secretions on its tail, which are supposedly noxious. Wonder what chemicals are used...

Ensatina - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii)
Added on February 01, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

kueda

Date

January 25, 2015 05:25 PM PST
California Newt - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
seakay's ID: California Newt (Taricha torosa)
Added on February 01, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 24, 2015 04:32 PM PST
California Slender Salamander - Photo (c) Steve Lew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)
Added on February 01, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Yellow-eyed Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 24, 2015 02:38 PM PST
Yellow-eyed Ensatina - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Yellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica)
Added on February 01, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

kueda

Date

January 19, 2015 03:08 PM PST
Bat Star - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
seakay's ID: Bat Star (Patiria miniata)
Added on January 23, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:20 PM PST

Description

There were a couple of big ones at this location, mostly in crevices, most looking reasonably healthy.

Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on January 23, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:59 PM PST

Description

Not looking good

Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on January 23, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:14 AM PST
Turkey Vulture - Photo (c) David Baron, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Added on January 23, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:12 AM PST
California Buckeye - Photo (c) Steve Lew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)
Added on January 17, 2015. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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California juniper Juniperus californica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:21 AM PST
California juniper - Photo (c) Miguel Vieira, some rights reserved (CC BY)
seakay's ID: California juniper (Juniperus californica)
Added on January 17, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Atypoides riversii Antrodiaetus riversi

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:56 AM PST
Antrodiaetus riversi - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Antrodiaetus riversi, a member of Foldingdoor Spiders (Family Antrodiaetidae)
Added on January 17, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

kueda

Date

January 14, 2015 11:31 AM PST
Banana Slugs - Photo (c) Such A Groke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Banana Slugs (Genus Ariolimax)
Added on January 14, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 16, 2014 07:27 AM PDT
Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on January 04, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Yellow-spotted Millipede Harpaphe haydeniana

Observer

kueda

Date

April 5, 2014 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Sam, what's going on here other than this? I'll answer my own question: gonopods.

Yellow-spotted Millipede - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
seakay's ID: Yellow-spotted Millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)
Added on January 04, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

February 2, 2014
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Photo (c) Terry & Julie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Added on January 04, 2015. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

August 11, 2013
Acorn Woodpecker - Photo (c) Dmitry Mozzherin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
seakay's ID: Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Added on January 03, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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