Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Volupial Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta volupialis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Rat Rattus rattus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Description

At first glance, I assumed this was a female Hooded Oriole, but upon closer inspection of the photo and consultation with local experts, we now agree that this is a female-type Orchard Oriole. the bill is much shorter than that of a Hooded, the underparts are a bright yellow, instead of paler belly and grayish flanks on the Hooded. The tail length of the Orchard is shorter and more squared off than the Hooded. This is an exciting backyard bird for me!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

September 30, 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 17, 2011

Description

Unusual leucistic individual, seen at the Christmas Bird Count

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 17, 2011

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 17, 2011

Description

Christmas Bird Count

Photos / Sounds

What

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One Humpback Whale off Half Moon Bay today, beyond the pod of Bottlenose Dolphins. The second photo shows a dolphin in the foreground for size reference. The whale was pretty far out and I was not able to get any decent photos of it.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Description

Pod of about a dozen very playful dolphins right off shore today.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Description

Lots of Common Murres offshore

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Description

One lone godwit among all the Sanderlings.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Description

Strange location for avocets. We normally only see then along the bay or inland. I do not recall ever seeing them here on the coast before.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Description

A rarity here!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Kelp bass Paralabrax clathratus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

8-10 small fish under the dock. Fish were about 5-6" long with white-spotted backs and yellow tails. They fit the description of Yellowtail Rockfish, but I don't know enough to make the id.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tunicates Subphylum Tunicata

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Kelp Crab Pugettia producta

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

One of the biggest ones I've ever seen came up with the rope I was pulling on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014