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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

Another frequent visitor to our backyard feeder. We get both male and female and later we will see them bringing young to the feeder and teaching them how to get the seed.

black head, female has white stripes on head, black and white speckled wings, underneath part of wings is yellow, female breast is a pale orange, males has darker orange breast.

Used this image as it was taken on May 25th. Adding others from another time.

Have been seeing them for 8 years here.

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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

At the Quarry Pond at the end of our street. We often see the same species in our yard. Note the tongue in the picture.

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jolynnejones

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Was high in a tree near a pond. Drew attention to itself with a lovely tweet that I did not recognize. Even with a 400 lens, could not get a good view.

Second photo shows back side that is brown. The lower bill is definitely a yellow-orange. Forked tail makes me think it is a flycatcher.

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OAK TITMOUSE Baeolophus inornatus

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jolynnejones

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

GREY BIRD, SMALL, TOPNOT, FEEDS WITH SEED BETWEEN HIS FEET. OFTEN COMES TO FEEDER WITH CHICKADEES.

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REDWING BLACKBIRD Agelaius phoeniceus

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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

REDWING BLACKBIRD MALE
RED EPAULETS ARE BRIGHT ORANGE-RED. HE IS AMONG THE REEDS AT THE POND AT THE END OF OUR STREET. MAKES HIS CALL MORNING AND AFTERNOON WITH THE LOW SWEET WHISTLE. THERE ARE FEMALES ALSO AT THE POND.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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kwillott

Date

May 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Golden chinquapin Chrysolepis chrysophylla

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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peak rushrose Helianthemum scoparium

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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California Broom Acmispon glaber

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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GREY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis

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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

GREY SQUIRREL, WHITE BELLY, SOME HAVE WHITE AROUND EARS, SEE AT OUR FEEDER DAILY.

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Diffuse spineflower Chorizanthe diffusa

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kwillott

Date

May 26, 2015

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Tree Squirrels Genus Sciurus

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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

BLACK SQUIRREL, FEMALE, LACTATING, ON OUR FEEDER. COMES DAILY

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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jolynnejones

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

DARK HEADED JAY WITH TOPNOT, DEEP BLUE ON REST OF BODY

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Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

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jolynnejones

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

We see a flock of approximately 20 in our yard year-round. They come daily. Scare easily and retreat to a tall juniper before returning.

Often accompanied by a single Eurasion Collard-Dove.

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Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

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jolynnejones

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Small, aggressive hummingbird. This one was in our backyard, however, we most often observe Allen's at the UCSC Arboretum during Fall migration, Spring, and into early summer.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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jolynnejones

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

See it daily, year-round. This medium size hummingbird is a year-round resident of the Pacific Coast from Washington to Baja.

This female dominates our backyard chasing away males and Allen's hummingbirds.

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jolynnejones

Date

April 22, 2015

Description

Halmus chalybeus

Have seen infrequently over the past 2 years on hydrangea in the backyard.

Between April and August

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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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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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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

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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

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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

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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

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May 20, 2015 05:44 PM PDT