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What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:48 PM PDT

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What

New Zealand flax Phormium tenax

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:26 PM PDT

Description

Planted by the Seal Beach pier, with immature seeds.

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What

California Fan Palm Washingtonia filifera

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 07:29 AM PDT

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What

kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 09:25 AM PDT

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What

New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 09:30 AM PDT

Description

A red cabbage tree cultivar in a pot in the Southern California garden.

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What

California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 09:34 AM PDT

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 09:35 AM PDT

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Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 09:41 AM PDT

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What

Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 25, 2013 01:20 PM PDT

Description

Photographed with my iPhone held up to a $20 monocular.

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What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:48 PM PDT

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:15 PM PDT

Description

Adult, flying. There were many more, juveniles and adults, on the beach.

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What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 22, 2013 07:12 PM PDT

Description

Several in action around the Seal Beach pier.

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 22, 2013 07:13 PM PDT

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:06 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile.

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 02:06 PM PDT

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What

Carpodacus mexicanus Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

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What

Carduelis psaltria Spinus psaltria

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 11:02 AM PDT

Description

Perhaps the Lesser Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria.

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What

Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 11:01 AM PDT

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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 10:44 AM PDT

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Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 10:35 AM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 23, 2013 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Displaying in the sun.

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What

Bloodflower Milkweed Asclepias curassavica

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 7, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

Description

This photo was taken by Kathryn Stevens and sent to nature@nhm.org.

It is a cultivar of Asclepias curassavica, known as "silky gold."

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 7, 2014 12:53 PM PDT

Description

This photo was taken by Kathryn Stevens and sent to nature@nhm.org.

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

jonr

Date

March 5, 2014 11:11 AM PST

Description

Approx. 10 cm total length, with a regrown tail. It was sunning on a pile of wood, rather defiantly.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

jonr

Date

March 5, 2014 11:16 AM PST

Description

Approximately 30 cm total length, tail easily twice the body length, with transverse bands of dark brown, olive, and light gray scales across dorsum, fading near tip of tail. It was sunning on a wood pile when I disturbed it. It's movement was sinusoidal and snake-like.

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What

Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

Observer

finatic

Date

February 16, 2014 07:59 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Observer

finatic

Date

February 16, 2014 08:02 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

finatic

Date

February 16, 2014 07:47 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

finatic

Date

February 16, 2014 07:52 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus

Observer

finatic

Date

February 16, 2014 07:58 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US