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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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michael44

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Photo captured at 7:34 pm.

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Noble False Widow Steatoda nobilis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:02 PM PDT

Description

Note the top of the white house-like marking on the abdomen described at http://cisr.ucr.edu/european_spider.html

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Owlet Moths Superfamily Noctuoidea

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kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 08:52 PM PDT

Description

The only moth of the evening.

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

kueda

Date

August 15, 2015 02:52 PM PDT

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Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:07 PM PDT

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kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:23 PM PDT

Description

Larinioides patagiatus or L. sericatus. Has the white-margined carapace described in Adams (2014), but so does http://bugguide.net/node/view/1002037. Looser, more open web than Zygiella, fewer sticky bits.

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Flies Order Diptera

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kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:08 PM PDT

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Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

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kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:07 PM PDT

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Silver-sided Sector Spider Zygiella x-notata

Observer

kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 09:03 PM PDT

Description

By far the most abundant araneid. A European species noted for its preference for houses. Abdomenal markings and dark head seem fairly distinctive to me, though Z. atrica is supposed to be an identical species that doesn't like structures and is present in the Pac NW.

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Mosquitoes Family Culicidae

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kueda

Date

August 21, 2015 08:52 PM PDT

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

kueda

Date

August 15, 2015 02:49 PM PDT

Description

Small, cryptic grasshopper on the edge of the lake.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Landing, with an American White Pelican nearby

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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tiwane

Date

August 21, 2015 09:20 PM PDT

Description

Some sort of orb-weaver I found at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 22, 2015

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 22, 2015

Description

Difficult to catch in mid-flight, but still identifiable...I hope

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Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 22, 2015

Description

Difficult to catch in mid-flight.

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Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 22, 2015

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Slender Iceplant Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 22, 2015 11:40 AM PDT

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Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

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leslie_flint

Date

August 22, 2015 11:34 AM PDT

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

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tiwane

Date

August 21, 2015 09:54 AM PDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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tiwane

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August 21, 2015 09:57 AM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 21, 2015 09:46 AM PDT