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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 1, 2014 08:52 AM EDT

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Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

cspnl

Date

July 18, 2008 12:02 PM PDT

Description

There were 2 hummingbirds in nest a few units to the West, in April. This could be one of them or their mother.

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allen's hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 22, 2008 05:50 PM PDT

Description

same 2 baby hummingbirds observed on 4/18, now on edge of nest

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

cspnl

Date

January 22, 2008 10:16 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Crane Flies Suborder Tipulomorpha

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 24, 2014 03:23 PM PDT

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lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 25, 2014 07:47 AM PDT

Description

Male on left, female on right, below vertical center of photo, eating unripe seeds of cinnamon basil

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 24, 2014 03:13 PM PDT

Description

in Russian Sage flowers

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 24, 2014 09:13 AM PDT

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 23, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 25, 2014 11:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Must be very young. Tail is almost twice as long as body. Wasn't afraid as I slowly put finger near him for size reference. Later he slowly walked up to the top of the wall. There is a planter behind the wall only about 6 inches to the other wall, with rocks tapering to ground level, CA poppies, lemon balm, flax, chrysanthemum, and zucchini squash for cover and/or host plants for food.

Insects

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insects Class Insecta

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 19, 2014 08:39 AM PDT

Description

pollinators, look like tiny flies or gnats, in round zucchini squash blossom

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Observer

cspnl

Date

August 19, 2014 08:35 AM PDT

Description

looks like a bee but carries pollen under abdomen, in cinnamon basil flowers.

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northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 12, 2014 08:47 AM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 12, 2014 10:20 AM PDT

Description

While watering, very small alligator lizard came out of the oregano. The cinder blocks are 7 3/4 inches high, added for size reference. This is the smallest one I have seen at this location recently. It is approximately 3 feet from the gap in retaining wall blocks that is a favorite place for the larger alligator lizard, with dark spots on top of its head.

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Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Observer

cspnl

Date

February 24, 2014 10:57 AM PST

Description

pair seen on wires

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 19, 2014 09:02 AM PDT

Description

singing on wire

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

cspnl

Date

January 14, 2014 09:33 AM PST

Description

with california towhee, eating larva of green fig beetle

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anna's hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

cspnl

Date

November 24, 2007 04:11 PM PST

Description

Male and female in fuchsia triphylla shrub

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California Towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

cspnl

Date

January 14, 2014 09:33 AM PST

Description

eating larva of green fig beetle, with his friend, Western Scrub Jay

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 1, 2014 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Just finished eating something and was wiping his face

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 1, 2014 03:25 PM PDT

Description

This is the same one, with dark spots on the head, not as wide/thick as the adults, but nearly as long, stepping out of the hiding place hoping to eat a fly

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 1, 2014 07:17 PM PDT

Description

Tiny alligator lizard near gate/cinder block wall intersection on S side yard

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lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 2, 2014 04:16 PM PDT

Description

Adult M, F, and youngster begging mom for food.

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House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 30, 2012 05:13 PM PDT

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bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

cspnl

Date

June 11, 2012 03:56 PM PDT

Description

Nest in palm tree, Parent to the left of nest in first picture, then into nest

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Trachemys elegans Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 9, 2011 11:49 AM PDT

Description

Lower turtle

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

June 20, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 28, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

Description

banded female and male

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 28, 2014 10:54 AM PDT

Description

sharing log with 2 mallards

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 15, 2013 08:02 AM PDT

Description

with AMCO, sorry pic is rotated

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How do animals exist in and exploit urban areas and human created resources? We welcome all observations of animals in highly human-dominated landscapes, especially those where an animal has adapted to use a human created resource (e.g. birds nesting in buildings, racoons dumpster diving, or snakes sunning themselves on the road.) Please be descriptive of the observed behaviour and include ...more ↓

129-mini captain_fantastica_malone created this project on January 31, 2012
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