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What

Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)

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What

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

Seen in Crescent City, CA harbor.

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What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

A group on a dock in Crescent City, CA harbor.

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What

Harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

A group on a dock in Crescent City, CA harbor.

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Three pictures of the same bird but different views.

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What

Common Eider Somateria mollissima

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

This is a female bird that came to the Crescent City, CA harbor for about 7 days. This bird is rare to CA and was confirmed by many birders in the field. This is the second ever sighting in California.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Parus rufescens)

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus) in my backyard.

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What

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

Observer

escaflowne

Date

November 28, 2011

Description

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
both male and female swimming in Crescent City, CA harbor.

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What

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 5, 2011

Description

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) in a flock. This picture is just a very small part of this large flock that settled down to eat in Cascara trees.

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 9, 2011

Description

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in a tree.

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What

Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 9, 2011

Description

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Parus rufescens)

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What

White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 9, 2011

Description

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) in a cherry tree

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What

Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 19, 2011

Description

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - Oregon junco form. Male in the middle with 4 females.

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 1, 2011

Description

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red-shafted form. This one is probably a female.

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What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 1, 2011

Description

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) male has red crown and throat while the female just has a little red on the throat.

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Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

Observer

escaflowne

Date

September 1, 2011

Description

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) in my backyard.

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American bison Bison bison

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 13, 2011

Description

American bison (Bison bison)

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Douglas' squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 13, 2011

Description

Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii)

This little fellow was unfortunately hit in front of my house. But for us, it is a good opportunity to get a closer look at him/her.

This is the top and bottom look.

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What

Belladonna lily Amaryllis belladonna

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Belladonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna) blooming in my front yard. There are several types similar to this flower and all go by common names such as Belladonna, naked lady, resurrection lily, and magic lily.
All these grow in the Amaryllis family but several are classified in other genus' such as Lycoris.

Those plants also follow a similar pattern of growing leaves in the rainy season, dying in the summer dry season, and flowering in the fall at the beginning of the rainy season.

I utilized the USDA web site for the best ID of this plant. www.usda.gov

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What

wax myrtle Morella californica

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 13, 2011

Description

wax myrtle (Morella californica)

Two pictures; the first is a closeup of the leaves and the second is the tree habit in the Redwood forest.

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leathery polypody Polypodium scouleri

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 12, 2011

Description

leathery polypody (Polypodium scouleri)

My field guide and internet searching has narrowed this plant to this polypody. If I found it on the east coast it would be a Common Polypody.

I have seen these plants in the Redwood forest living up in the trees on branches with lots of duff.

The plant pictured I found in my front yard in an overgrown section that invasive plants I removed. This was from a larger group growing on a log. It fell off, I put it in the pot with bark and mulch, hung it in a tree next to my house and I has loved it there for years now.

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mountain lion Puma concolor

Observer

escaflowne

Date

February 15, 2006

Description

mountain lion (Puma concolor)

Seen in the morning while driving to a work site with a co-worker. We came around a corner and it was in the road coming at us. It took one bound up the bank of the road and disappeared into the brush.

What a thrill!!

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

escaflowne

Date

May 29, 2011

Description

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Note the red shoulder patch on the left side of the bird.

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Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Redwood-sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

With white or pink flowers this is a common plant under Redwoods. Turning the leaf over reveals the reddish to dark red underside which distinguishes it from Wood Sorrel which would be just green.

This plant is edible in small quantities as an herb in salads. The Oxalic acid gives the leaves a sour taste.

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What

Rock Dove Columba livia

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Rock Dove (Columba livia)

Also known as the domestic pigeon. This bird mainly lives in cities and towns coming in a variety of colors and mottled designs as the ones pictured show.

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What

Western wild ginger Asarum caudatum

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Western wild ginger (Asarum caudatum)

A herbaceous plant that grows in along the understory of wet and shaded Redwood and evergreen forests. This one was under Redwoods.

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salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

salal (Gaultheria shallon)

Family: Ericaceae(Heath/Cranberry family)

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What

centipedes Class Chilopoda

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

centipedes (Class Chilopoda)

I will need to work on further identification of the species. Any help is appreciated.

I believe it is in the Order Geophilomorpha - Soil Centipedes.

I see these all the time, in the leaf litter, in rotten logs that I break apart and under items that are wet.

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What

Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella

Observer

escaflowne

Date

October 11, 2011

Description

Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)

Redo search in map area
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