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Spiders Order Araneae

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mytilludie

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September 14, 2014 03:26 PM PDT

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This spider likes to put her web right in the way of my face. After running into it 3 times, I think she's learning.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:37 AM PDT

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Nest in an oak hollow.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 10:06 AM PDT

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Young crows.

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Lookin' oh so noble.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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Description

Sunning on a log with a couple of Red-eared Sliders. About the same size, maybe a bit bigger.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Saw several tiny ones around the lake.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 11:14 AM PDT

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 11:12 AM PDT

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Genus Anax

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:10 AM PDT

Description

Did not want to land.

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

4 immature swans preening, and a Canada Goose in the background. The two parent swans were nearby but I didn't get them in a photo. They have a nest at the other end of the lake.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 10:50 AM PDT

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:37 AM PDT

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

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Domestic Swan Goose Anser cygnoides ssp. domesticus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:29 AM PDT

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Description

Possibly some domestic greylag ancestry.

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Domestic Duck Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:29 AM PDT

Description

Many different colors.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

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Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Chen caerulescens

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Description

Is this a Snow Goose? It certainly doesn't look like the domestic ones, but it doesn't have the "grin patch," either. Wish I'd got a side shot. There was only one of these.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:19 AM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Topside view. Tiny head is a giveaway.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:22 AM PDT

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Description

Cormorants have such lovely eyes.

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Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 10:17 AM PDT

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 10:17 AM PDT

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Western Grey Squirrel Sciurus griseus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:13 AM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find these in the park near the bathroom and parking lot.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

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According to the sign, these abundant and regularly-spaced knots on the branches of California-grown quince trees are bacterial galls. Found an old book describing them and saying the cause wan't well-determined yet:

http://books.google.com/books?id=lBRJAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA555&ots=Qz7ssY8yju&dq=quince%20branch%20galls&pg=PA555#v=onepage&q=quince%20branch%20galls&f=false

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Lots of these in the zinnias.

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Leafhoppers and Treehoppers Superfamily Membracoidea

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

Going nuts in a California Poppy. Really pollen-y abdomen underside.

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:29 PM PDT

Description

On a zinnia.