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Black-Headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus

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jolynnejones

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

medium sized finch with prominent red on head of the male during mating season.

Prominent black and white markings on back

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jolynnejones

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Common in our area. We see them at our feeder every day of the year

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Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea

Observer

jolynnejones

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Year round resident

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mel42

Date

May 16, 2015 11:46 AM PDT

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

soren82002

Date

May 23, 2015 12:54 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

Found two sculpins and a dead one in a ten gallon puddle detached from the river, doubtlessly soon diminishing to nothing. The pool was thick with amphipods, but the fish didn't seem particularly overjoyed by this. Removed the two fish to the main channel, where I tucked them into some thick vegetation.

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

Found two sculpins and a dead one in a ten gallon puddle detached from the river, doublessly soon diminishing to nothing. The pool was thick with amphipods, but the fish didn't seem particularly overjoyed by this. Removed the two fish to the main channel, where I tucked them into some thick vegetation.

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

Found two sculpins and a dead one in a ten gallon puddle detached from the river, doublessly soon diminishing to nothing. The pool was thick with amphipods, but the fish didn't seem particularly overjoyed by this. Removed the two fish to the main channel, where I tucked them into some thick vegetation.

Rigor mortis has held the fins erect upon removing this dead fish from the water, whereas the live fish go limp. (The membrane of the fins appears to be receding, either by decay or possibly scavenging by amphipods.)

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amphipod Order Amphipoda

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Geraniums and Allies Family Geraniaceae

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

Bur chervil? To confirm

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stinking chamomile Anthemis cotula

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

To confirm

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Cattails Genus Typha

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT
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Mammals Class Mammalia

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

Looks like a rodent burrow, but in sand... I've seen gophers do similarly raised tunnels through soft, well cultivated ground in my gardens.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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white ramping fumitory Fumaria capreolata

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Nipplewort Lapsana communis

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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forget me not Genus Myosotis

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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french broom Genista monspessulana

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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Buck's Horn Plantain Plantago coronopus

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

I think. Dense stand of seedlings on the sandy bank.

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Bermuda Grass Cynodon dactylon

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

Description

not positive

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Cabbage Aphid Brevicoryne brassicae

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT

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shortpod mustard Hirschfeldia incana

Observer

andym

Date

May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT