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bur-marigold Bidens laevis

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 29, 2015 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Beautiful hedges along side the water in bloom

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 29, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

Description

Back left of the ibis

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White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 29, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

Description

Only saw the one feeding near Black-necked Stilts.

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Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 28, 2015 12:49 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 28, 2015 10:08 AM PDT

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 25, 2015

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 25, 2015

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

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Description

Over 40 Double-crested Cormorants were roosting on this sandbar.

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Long-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus capensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2015

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2015

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Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 23, 2015

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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 23, 2015

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2015 07:00 AM PDT

Place

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Description

Tagged - see closeup

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Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 10:09 AM PDT

Place

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Description

Eating a clam

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

dpom

Date

August 12, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

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Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 1, 2012

Description

This is an hepatic phase (meaning tannish-orange rather than gray) juvenile female Common Cuckoo and was probably the rarest bird known to be in North America at this time.

Found across Eurasia, this Common Cuckoo likely flew down the wrong coast and instead of ending up in Japan or SE Asia, it showed up in central California. In just a few days, hundreds of people came to see it. While there have been a few records from the Aleutian Islands and one from mainland Alaska, this was only the second ever of this species in the lower 48. The last one was in New England in 1981.

It appeared to be eating good numbers of wooly-bear caterpillars.

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What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 29, 2014

Place

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Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 29, 2014

Place

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Description

Seabirds of the inshore waters.

A Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), an adult and an immature Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) and two Heermann's Gulls (Larus heermanni) on the rocks along the Moss Landing jetty.

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 29, 2014

Place

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Description

This gull is about one year old and showing a lot of feather wear. It is molting into what has traditionally been called its "2nd winter" plumage.

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 29, 2014

Place

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Description

The gull in the foreground is an adult in non-breeding plumage. The bright red bill and heavy feather wear helps separate this bird from a very similar third year bird which molt earlier and would show a much crisper plumage.

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 30, 2012

Place

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Description

The subspecies californicus differs from those living along the Gulf Coast and Eastern US by the pale yellow head, red throat and red bill tip found on breeding adults. With their white necks, these individuals are in non-breeding plumage,

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 6, 2015 03:30 PM PDT

Place

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Description

Raucous flocks regular in Moss Landing lately. Feeding heavily on anchovies and other bait fish in open water and within the harbor and slough.

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 4, 2015 10:08 AM PDT

Place

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 12:51 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 01:10 PM PDT

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

dwest

Date

July 25, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

Place

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dwest

Date

July 25, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

Place

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What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

dwest

Date

July 25, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

Place

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