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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

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rhislop

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

I saw a group of 4 Ring-necked Ducks in Heather Farms large pond (3 females, 1 male).

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Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

rhislop

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

This was a male sitting on the bank along Tice Creek, Walnut Creek (next to Trader Joe's).

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pepper

Date

January 27, 2015 08:14 AM PST

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

Observer

fabflockfinder

Date

January 23, 2015 08:20 AM PST

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Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

Observer

fabflockfinder

Date

January 23, 2015 09:13 AM PST

Description

Stealth bird; being harassed and chased by a western bluebird. Was not in view for more than 20 seconds. called softly a couple times a rapid twittering tititititittititi much like a gray kingbird.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 01:29 PM PST

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:32 AM PST

Description

Growing in moss (Kindbergia?). Fibrilose stem, no obvious bruise or smell.

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California juniper Juniperus californica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:21 AM PST

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 11:14 AM PST

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Atypoides riversii Antrodiaetus riversi

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:56 AM PST

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:42 AM PST

Description

In full and glorious bloom on the north side.

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Milkmaids Cardamine californica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:53 AM PST

Description

My first of the year.

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:26 AM PST

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:21 AM PST

Description

Soredia laminal, pseudocyphellae abundant and obvious. On oak bark, Q. lobata I think.

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:13 AM PST

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California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:12 AM PST

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 10:10 AM PST

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arboreal salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 12:00 PM PST

Description

Juvenile that was under a slab of asphalt .

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Mount Diablo Manzanita Arctostaphylos auriculata

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 01:35 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Several in the area were in early to near peak bloom .

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bigberry manzanita Arctostaphylos glauca

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 01:00 PM PST

Description

At this location all were past peak bloom except this individual . This plant lacks the red petioles of nearby plants . Any ID on the insect in the larger photo ?

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Western Wallflower Erysimum capitatum

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 02:40 PM PST

Description

See only a few in bloom .

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milk maids Cardamine californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 12:31 PM PST

Description

In a canyon , in bloom . See many elsewhere today at Mount Diablo .

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kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 12:27 PM PST

Description

This colony is listed as a hybrid zone between Polypodium calirhiza and P. glycyrrhiza in The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Mount Diablo , California ( Ertter and Bowerman ). This is based on a chromosome count . Note the very large size and the pinnae being slightly pointed .

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 16, 2015 02:38 PM PST

Description

In bloom .

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

hfabian

Date

January 16, 2015

Description

Flew past.

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field and button mushrooms Genus Agaricus

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kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 01:16 PM PST

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 01:07 PM PST

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Coulter pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 01:03 PM PST

Description

They seem hit pretty hard, maybe by the drought.

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Membranous Pelt Lichen Peltigera membranacea

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 12:57 PM PST

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Hygroscopic Earthstar Astraeus hygrometricus

Observer

kueda

Date

January 11, 2015 12:52 PM PST