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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

This Great Blue Heron was hunting by the edge of the water.

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Spikeweeds Genus Centromadia

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

These spiky yellow wildflowers (asters?) were abundant along the path and by the parking area.

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

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wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

The Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower) is, indeed, sticky.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

This was the only Snowy Egret we saw.

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Pinkladies Oenothera speciosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

This beautiful pink flower was one of two growing near the path in the late afternoon.

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bunchleaf penstemon Penstemon heterophyllus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

This Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue) was very easy to ID as it had a label beside it!

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

A couple dozen Black-necked Stilts were feeding, along with a few adorable babies.

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American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

There were a few American Avocets feeding in the late afternoon.

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

The Aesculus californica, California buckeye, was in full bloom.

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White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis

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jmaughn

Date

May 14, 2015

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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jmaughn

Date

May 14, 2015

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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jmaughn

Date

May 14, 2015

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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avocat

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May 11, 2015

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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janetplant

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February 19, 2015 05:19 PM PST

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Frog fruit Phyla nodiflora

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dibantis

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May 2, 2015 09:37 AM PDT

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Black Elderberry Sambucus nigra

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sea-kangaroo

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May 2, 2015 04:15 PM PDT

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Common Fig Ficus carica

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:31 PM PDT

Description

The biggest fig tree I have ever seen, taking up the whole corner of a roofless ruin full of nesting swallows. Quite visible on satellite.

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Century Plants Genus Agave

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:19 PM PDT

Description

Former landscaping, now feral around crumbling canneries.

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Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:09 PM PDT

Description

Lots hunting around the boat ramp.

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Tree Tobacco Nicotiana glauca

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sea-kangaroo

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May 2, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Could not get a photo with this lens, but there were a bunch of them nesting under the ledges of an abandoned building, and they had easily-visible white foreheads.

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French Broom Genista monspessulana

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

sea-kangaroo

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May 2, 2015 04:08 PM PDT

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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sea-kangaroo

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May 2, 2015 04:35 PM PDT

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Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 03:45 PM PDT

Description

And a Dunlin.

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Dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 03:44 PM PDT

Description

The smaller one is a Western Sandpiper.

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brass buttons Cotula coronopifolia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:02 PM PDT

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Wild Radish Raphanus sativus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 03:58 PM PDT

Description

Attractive to Cabbage Whites.

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Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:02 PM PDT

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 2, 2015 04:00 PM PDT