Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Prickly Pear Opuntia littoralis

Observer

finatic

Date

September 1, 2010 02:24 PM PDT

Description

Orange County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Haller's Round Ray Urobatis halleri

Observer

finatic

Date

September 1, 2010 01:42 PM PDT

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

finatic

Date

September 1, 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Description

Orange County, California, US

Young lizard already missing part of its tail.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

finatic

Date

September 1, 2010 02:47 PM PDT

Description

Orange County, California, US

Thread-waisted Wasps (Family Sphecidae)?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

afklol

Date

August 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

marshalldinowitz

Date

September 29, 2014 01:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Clapper rail Rallus crepitans

Observer

marshalldinowitz

Date

September 29, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

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What

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Observer

rdm24

Date

June 20, 2009 03:27 PM PDT

Description

Baby terns!

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What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Description

Huntington Central Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 08:48 AM PDT

Description

Huntington Central Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 09:13 AM PDT

Description

Not yet an ABA-countable exotic (native to Africa).

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 09:17 AM PDT

Description

Huntington Central Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 10:48 AM PDT

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photos / Sounds

What

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 11:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photos / Sounds

Observer

john8

Date

September 28, 2014 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 16, 2009 06:22 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 05:48 PM PST

Description

Is it a tenebrionid?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 04:27 PM PST

Description

Look at his shoulder feathers all ruffled up!

Very out of focus, but so cute.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 04:46 PM PST

Description

"An American lady has big eyes and an open mind"

The "big eyes" are on the underwings (not visible here).
The "open mind" is the broken bar on the cell in the forewing, unlike the western lady, or painted lady.

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What

allen's hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 05:25 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 05:08 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 05:42 PM PST

Description

One of many invasive plants growing near the vernal pools.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lemonade Berry Rhus integrifolia

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 06:21 PM PST

Description

I tasted them.

Kinda delicious.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Amsinckia menziesii intermedia Amsinckia intermedia

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2008 05:40 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

January 19, 2007 01:04 PM PST

Description

Larus delawarensis

I imagine the reason for the name is obvious.

Looks awfully regal for "the rat of the sea".

Photos / Sounds

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What

fragrant pitcher sage Lepechinia fragrans

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 21, 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A wonderfully fragrant sage in my garden. With a tiny aphid.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 20, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Southern Tarplant Centromadia parryi ssp. australis, grows here along the Los Cerritos Wetlands/Gum Grove Park border and is found on both the park and wetlands properties