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Blue Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

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edwhisler530

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

Jim Estep, Chris Alford, and I found this elderberry shrub in an unlikely location (disturbed alkali grassland). We determined that it was likely relocated to this location as VELB mitigation.

Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea

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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 23, 2015 09:32 AM PDT

Description

Kind enough to come within 10 feet for a nice detailed pic.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 23, 2015 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Two different lizards in different locations. The second pic isn't a very good one, but thought it a bit humorous since that bee sitting on it's leg was irritating it.

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

edwhisler530

Date

August 16, 2015

Place

Davis, Ca (Google, OSM)

Description

I observed this female Common Green Darner on my front screen door about 07:00am. It stayed until after 10:30am.

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Hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 18, 2015 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Looks to be a Juv or female Rufous or Allen's Hummingbird. It has also been suggested it is a Black-chinned. I cannot say with certainty either way.

Pics Description.

1) Fanned tail
2) Pic 1 with a fill flash filter applied and tighter crop
3) Close up of fanned tail from Pic 2
4) Profile
5) Underwing

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 1, 2015 12:52 PM PDT

Description

Lunch.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 9, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Not a very good pic, but a little humorous. A Snowy Egret sharing a log with a Red-eared Slider. The Egret kept looking at the Slider until it finally left.

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 16, 2015 07:50 AM PDT

Description

Milkweed (Monarch) Butterfly sharing a flower with a honey bee.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 16, 2015 09:02 AM PDT

Description

Took a quick pic of this dragonfly that landed in front of me.

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MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 16, 2015 10:46 AM PDT

Description

Passing through. Just happened to stop briefly in a tree right next to me while I was trying to get a pic of the willow flycatcher. Managed to get a couple of bad shots off before they bailed.

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 16, 2015 09:36 AM PDT

Description

Didn't expect to find this in the area. No houses for miles, but there it was looking intently into the weeds. With the number of predators at this wildlife area I wouldn't expect this cat to last long.

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Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 12, 2015 04:56 PM PDT

Description

Long range pic of some Black-bellied Plovers hanging with Short-billed Dowitchers and a California Gull

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 9, 2015 08:13 AM PDT

Description

Another long distance pic, but is of interest because this Kingfisher has a broken lower mandible. View the original sized image to see the broken mandible more clearly

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Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 9, 2015 07:32 AM PDT

Description

Another long distance, I see a spec moving, pic. Heavily cropped so it is not just a yellow dot. View original sized image for better look.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 9, 2015 11:12 AM PDT

Description

Was surprised and unprepared for this hummer to land in front of me. Managed to get a couple mediocre shots before it took off. Looks like a female.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

nicolevilleneuve

Date

August 9, 2015 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Honeybush?

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Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 8, 2015 08:08 AM PDT

Description

Saw a speck of a bird move, took some pics. Approx. 200% crop on these images, so they are beyond bad, but just good enough for ID purposes ... or not?

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Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 8, 2015 08:30 AM PDT

Description

Was in the same area as the Indigo Bunting. Thought at first it might be a female Indigo, but marks are more consistent with Lazuli. Some more poor pics.

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Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 8, 2015 10:32 AM PDT

Description

Didn't expect to find this. Another poor survey pic. Had a good opportunity for a great photo, but unfortunately was out of my rigs reach.

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Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 8, 2015 08:27 AM PDT

Description

Was hunting for Lazuli Bunting, found an Indigo instead. After pushing my way through four foot high weeds, I was able to reduce the blue dot to something recognizable, but not much better than that. Some long distance shots.

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Dowitchers Genus Limnodromus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 7, 2015 06:51 PM PDT

Description

Part of a large group of dowitchers with downtown Sacramento in the background. There are also some Phalaropes in flight along with the Dowitchers. There were several thousand Dowitchers total.

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Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

July 15, 2015 10:04 AM PDT

Description

A juvenile downy stilt being escorted across the road. Couple of other pics from where they ended up.

Not very good pics but worth posted for cuteness factor.

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Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

July 15, 2015 10:09 AM PDT

Description

Originally thought this was a Pectoral Sandpiper. Other people have weighed in and think it is more likely a Least Sandpiper.

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asgonzalez

Date

August 6, 2015 01:06 PM PDT

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Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 2, 2015 11:36 AM PDT

Description

A survey shot that resulted in a post processing find. Bird on back left looks to be a Semipalmated Sandpiper. If only I had known at the time .....

There are also some Least Sandpipers in the front and back right is a Western Sandpiper. The Western serves as a good bill comparison for the semipalmated.

First pic is the only good profile shot I got, second pic is a better shot of the back.

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Feather-legged Flies Genus Trichopoda

Observer

biochristine

Date

April 30, 2015 09:52 AM PDT

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American Wigeon Anas americana

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 1, 2015 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Poor, long distance shot of what looks like four American Wigeons. One in the reeds center-right, and at least three more just to the left of that one (other pics show bill color and head coloration better).

Posting it since it is out of season for these despite poor image quality.

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Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

July 18, 2015 10:09 AM PDT

Description

Came pretty close as I was kneeling on the side of the field.

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 2, 2015 09:35 AM PDT

Description

Not a very good pic, but kinda amusing that it is sitting right next to a Great Blue Heron

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California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 1, 2015 01:46 PM PDT

Description

An unusual visitor for this wildlife area, but not unheard of. Either a Mule or a Black-tailed. Pretty good sized deer, so I went with Mule for ID.

It was kind enough to pause for a moment so I could get a pic of it through the hardstem bulrush.