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Common Merganser Mergus merganser

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danielled83

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August 23, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

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Red Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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danielled83

Date

August 23, 2014 10:25 AM PDT

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Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Calidris canutus

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Bird on the left.

Photo by danielled83.

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) Mergus merganser

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tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Photo by danielled83.

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) Mergus merganser

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Description

Photo by danielled83.

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Yellow Bush Lupine Lupinus arboreus

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 09:57 AM PDT

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Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

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tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 09:57 AM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 09:50 AM PDT

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silver burr ragweed Ambrosia chamissonis

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tiwane

Date

August 23, 2014 10:19 AM PDT

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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

paloma

Date

August 9, 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Long bushy crest continuing down nape.

Thin-based bill is longer and more downcurved in male than female, and shorter and more yellowish in juvenile than in adult. The nonbreeding adult's bill is more yellow than the breeding adult's; the breeding adult's bill is orange or red, paler at tip.

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osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

cbauer

Date

July 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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cbauer

Date

June 17, 2012

Description

Merganser in Russian River, CA

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

May 30, 2011

Place

jenner, ca (Google, OSM)

Description

Harbor seals at mouth of Russian River, CA

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

July 6, 2010

Description

Harbor seal in Russian River, CA

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Phoca vitulina

Observer

cbauer

Date

February 17, 2008

Place

Jenner, CA (Google, OSM)

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

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Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

dave-barry

Date

July 25, 2014

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metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

This lichen was common on branches on the ground. Some branches were like this, where the lichen completely covered the branch. A lot of the lichen on the ground was very dry.

Is this Parmotrema (with ruffle-like xx)?

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metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

I think this is farinose cartilage lichen -

per tom_carlberg on a different photo: "chains of powdery areas on the edges of the lobes/branches. Some people think of them as "pop beads", after a child's toy from ancient 1950s America."

I did not have my macro lens but I was able to look at it with a magnifying glass... I think I saw the "pop beads", but they were not abundant.

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Tube Lichens Genus Hypogymnia

Observer

metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

This was a relatively common lichen on the ground (after all the beard lichen). They were dry. The branches (get term) were flat, and the trumpets (get term) were hollow (and white inside).

This reminds me of the Seaside Bone lichen

On a previous photo from tom_carlberg: Try comparing these;
http://www.sharnoffphotos.com/lichensC/hypogymnia_heterophylla.html
http://www.sharnoffphotos.com/lichensC/hypogymnia_inactiva.html (not sure about his 5th photo).

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California Sister Adelpha californica

Observer

metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

A number of these were flying around this small area of a creek that had water (not Fife Creek) on the Pool Ridge trail

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Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

There were a lot of these flying around (and landing) on a small creek bed with water (not Fife Creek) on the Pool Ridge Trail.

Sand wasp ?

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redwood sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

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coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

metsa

Date

June 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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rdigaudio

Date

June 25, 2010

Description

The other possible ID is Ctenucha rubroscapus- a very similar species.

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Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala

Observer

rdigaudio

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

This individual was observed in a relatively small grassland clearing within the mixed conifer forest, however they appear to be relatively common in the forest-interior grassland clearings and along the grassland edges. In 2014 I did not notice any in May, but were relatively abundant by mid-June.

According to the Shapiro and Manolis guide (2007), our local Common Wood Nymph is also known as the 'Ox-eyed Satyr (Cercyonis pegala boopis). The only similar species it could possibly be confused with would be the smaller Great Basin Wood Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele).

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

rdigaudio

Date

June 12, 2014