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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:58 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of pair of Cooper's Hawks (couldn't get the second one in the pic) -- a little fuzzy but I think it gives enough detail to show the species.

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:44 AM HST

Description

Only a few of literally flocks of mourning doves we observed this morning

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Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 08:48 AM HST

Description

Area naturalists identify this bird as a possible Belding's Savannah Sparrow, possibly a juvenile. We also have savannah and song sparrows in this area. This bird did have a yellow streak above the eye but only slight yellowish below the eye. Thoughts anyone?

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:35 AM HST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:34 AM HST

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Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 08:01 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I'm calling this one Southern Tarplant. We do have similar looking species common tarweed Centromadia pungens listed on record by botanist studies. Thoughts anyone?

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Pickleweed Genus Salicornia

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:56 AM HST

Description

Not sure on this one. We have several types that I can't tell apart on record (by botanists): Batis maritima, Salicornia bigelovii, Salicornia pacifica, Arthrocnemum subterminale. Thoughts anyone?

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Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 07:56 AM HST

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Coastal Goldenbush Isocoma menziesii

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 09:04 AM HST

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bladderpod Peritoma arborea

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 13, 2014 09:02 AM HST

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Rays Order Rajiformes

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Description

Probably a sting ray. Can anyone ID?

Not a great photo, and I had to photoshop the hell out of it to make it visible.

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Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

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Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers Family Laridae

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Description

Can anyone ID this? I'm terrible at gulls.

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

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Sand Wasps Genus Bembix

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Description

Saw these guys digging holes in the sand near some Abronia. Can anyone tell the species?

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Observer

cindyc

Date

June 8, 2013 09:00 AM PDT

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seaside heliotrope Heliotropium curassavicum

Observer

cindyc

Date

June 8, 2013 08:57 AM PDT

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Observer

cindyc

Date

June 8, 2013 09:48 AM PDT

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Blue Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

Observer

cindyc

Date

June 8, 2013 09:14 AM PDT

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

cindyc

Date

September 6, 2014 07:40 AM PDT

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Salt Marsh Fleabane Pluchea odorata

Observer

cindyc

Date

September 6, 2014 08:19 AM PDT

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Coulter's matilija poppy Romneya coulteri

Observer

rdm24

Date

June 13, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The Greenbelt (a park on an old Red Car right-of-way) used to have a lot of native plants, but a few years ago nearly all but the largest trees were removed for some underground utility repairs. Sadly, I don't think the City plans to restore this to its earlier condition.

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anna's hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2008

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Californian Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

galvez_alex

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Saw it while fishing. It was probely trying to get some breakfast. I had to pull up our fishing net that is used to trap crabs because I was afraid it would get tangled.

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marbled godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 4, 2008

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Observer

rdm24

Date

June 18, 2007

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

rdm24

Date

December 13, 2009

Description

I've seen these guys fairly often on the mesa. Never up close, though I've seen some remarkable photos of them on flickr.

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san diego fairy shrimp Branchinecta sandiegonensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 1, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There's a small vernal pool on the pathway at the top of the mesa. It was teaming with fairy shrimp. I've never seen shrimp in that pool since. In fact, I don't even see the pool in most years. Tentatively IDed as the San Diego Fairy Shrimp, based on geography and consultation with one D.C. Rogers.

I suppose there are more pools on the mesa, beyond the fence line.

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Green Fig Beetle Cotinis mutabilis

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 4, 2008

Description

At the Jack Dunster Marine Reserve

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Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

rdm24

Date

June 11, 2011