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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

elliebolas

Date

December 6, 2014 08:35 AM PST

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What

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

December 4, 2014

Description

One of a few Bewick's Wrens that had been taking the opportunity to forage for insects around a suburban backyard during the morning after a rain storm from the day before.

Sadly, out of the dozen photos that I took, these 3 are the best shots I was able to get.

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

elliebolas

Date

November 27, 2014 04:40 PM PST

Description

3/4," large circular web shoulder high between saplings

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

jonahevans

Date

November 14, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Wandering Tattler Tringa incana

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 01:46 PM PDT

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whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 01:57 PM PDT

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

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What

Surfbird Calidris virgata

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

Description

with Ruddy Turnstone and Black Turnstone

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sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 02:01 PM PDT

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semipalmated plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 02:02 PM PDT

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Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 02:03 PM PDT

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What

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 23, 2014 02:08 PM PDT

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Seacliff Wild Buckwheat Eriogonum parvifolium

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 23, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 23, 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 23, 2014 05:59 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 23, 2014 06:02 PM PDT

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

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Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 10:18 AM PDT

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 10:33 AM PDT

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Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 10:56 AM PDT

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 24, 2014 01:37 PM PDT

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What

Brown Widow Latrodectus geometricus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

An adult female Brown Widow that I had encountered sitting in its web, late at night, while returning to my house. I would not have seen her, if the porch light hadn't lit up.

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What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana

Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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What

Brant Branta bernicla

Observer

natureali

Date

July 2, 2013 05:13 PM PDT

Description

Santa Clara River Estuary
Ventura County, California
2 July 2013

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

fuschiamom

Date

June 7, 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Santa Barbara Channel

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Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus

Observer

sealovelife

Date

February 22, 2014

Description

My mom's first time out whale watching. We saw Gray Whales breeching. and amazing experience!

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Observer

christyb

Date

April 25, 2014 08:38 PM PDT

Description

Test

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Observer

christycrow

Date

April 25, 2014 08:25 PM PDT

Description

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