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Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Observer

crabbycakes

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

7:30a.m. As soon as the Towhee was released, Beth began processing for the Wilson’s Warbler. He was relatively small with olive green on his wings, tail, and back and a bright yellow head and underside, all topped with black cap. Based on these plumage observations, we identified the bird as a male Wilson’s Warbler. By the time that Beth got to processing him, he had been bird bag for at least 20 minutes since being first bagged at the mist net site. I had carried him in the bag during this time and in the 20 minutes, his rate of fluttering around in the bag had decreased over time. When he was first bagged, he fluttered almost every six seconds. When the Towhee was being processed, he fluttered maybe once every ten seconds. When he was being measured and processed himself, he put up very little struggle and even allowed Tricia to hold him in the photographer’s pose. No wing chord and tail lengths were taken since we didn’t have the tools of the right scale to take accurate measurements for a bird of his small size. When it came time to releasing him, a flight path was cleared, a supine hand offered as a take-off point, and he was released right above the take-off point. He quickly flew off into a clump of bushy trees.

Measurements Data
Weight 7 g
Wing chord length --
Culmen length 7.8 mm
Tarsus Length 16.9 mm
Tail Length --
Feather wear None noted
Molt All feathers present
Body Condition No fat deposits

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Common mallow Malva sylvestris

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 16, 2014 03:35 PM PDT

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Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 16, 2014 03:34 PM PDT

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common sowthistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 16, 2014 03:32 PM PDT

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Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 16, 2014 03:31 PM PDT

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wild lettuce Lactuca canadensis

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 16, 2014 03:31 PM PDT

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variegated meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Description

This is like the junco or Yellow-rumped Warbler of dragonflies.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 14, 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

pmdenn

Date

September 13, 2014 01:58 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On California bay tree trunk

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

pmdenn

Date

September 13, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:20 PM PDT

Description

Lots of yoys out.

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Observer

kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:54 PM PDT

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ruby chalice clarkia Clarkia rubicunda

Observer

kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:42 PM PDT

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Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis

Observer

kueda

Date

September 13, 2014 05:16 PM PDT

Description

I always think of late summer and fall in the Bay Area as being like February back east: dead, dormant, quiet. But, like temperate winter, Mediterranean fall has vibrancy if you know how to look. Coyotebrush is in full bloom right now, and while it looks barely less humble than it does without flowers, it rewards closer inspection. Bolster that beauty with the fact that this hardy native lies at the heart of many of our coastal chaparral ecosystems, that it hosts scads of native insects, and that it seems persist against the odds in places like abandoned gas stations and trashed salt marshes, and you've got a seriously amazing plant.

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Observer

adrained

Date

September 13, 2014 11:12 AM PDT

Description

These seemed to being tended by argentinian ants.

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

adrained

Date

September 13, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

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Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

pbstark

Date

September 11, 2014 01:54 PM PDT

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Observer

tcarlson

Date

September 11, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

Observer

tcarlson

Date

September 11, 2014 01:05 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

blsaenz

Date

September 10, 2014 04:07 PM PDT

Description

Caught and ate western fence lizard

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No photos or sounds

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Observer

juliequest

Date

September 7, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Description

2 flew overhead, heading East.

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Rhamnus californica Frangula californica

Observer

dackerly

Date

September 6, 2014 01:29 PM PDT

Description

Biggest I've ever seen. 15 cm diam trunk. More than 5 m tall and wide. Most of canopy leafless. Drought?

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No photos or sounds

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Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana

Observer

blsaenz

Date

August 25, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Male and female!

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No photos or sounds

What

Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

Observer

blsaenz

Date

October 14, 2013 03:24 PM PDT

Description

In citrus trees - 2 individuals

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Arboreal salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

mulan

Date

March 29, 2014 08:39 PM PDT

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Pseudoscorpions Order Pseudoscorpiones

Observer

mulan

Date

May 29, 2013 10:05 PM PDT

Description

Looks like a cross between a scorpion and a tick.

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Sulphur Shelf Laetiporus gilbertsonii

Observer

digitalvapor

Date

August 30, 2014 06:09 PM PDT

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Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae) Family Polyporaceae

Observer

digitalvapor

Date

August 30, 2014 05:55 PM PDT

Description

same as this guy http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/822945

Lat 37.90941719
Lon -122.26626472
acc 8.0

Plants

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Observer

digitalvapor

Date

August 30, 2014 05:50 PM PDT

Description

Lat 37.90932243
Lon -122.26651214
acc 9.0

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What

snowberry Symphoricarpos albus ssp. laevigatus

Observer

digitalvapor

Date

August 30, 2014 05:49 PM PDT

Description

37.90989141 lat
-122.26754599 lon
Acc 10