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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

rdm24

Date

January 23, 2010 03:02 PM PST

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Observer

rdm24

Date

July 12, 2007

Description

At Bolsa Chica

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What

Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

rdm24

Date

December 13, 2009

Description

I've seen these guys fairly often on the mesa. Never up close, though I've seen some remarkable photos of them on flickr.

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southern mule deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. fuliginatus

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 27, 2013

Description

Whiting Ranch

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What

valley carpenter bee Xylocopa varipuncta

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 4, 2007

Description

Near the Newport Bay visitor's center

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What

anna's hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 13, 2008

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green fig beetle Cotinis mutabilis

Observer

rdm24

Date

September 2, 2014 01:25 PM PDT

Description

Dead

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What

virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

rdm24

Date

July 3, 2008

Description

Abandoned baby at my work's parking lot, seen very early in the morning

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What

san diego fairy shrimp Branchinecta sandiegonensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 1, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There's a small vernal pool on the pathway at the top of the mesa. It was teaming with fairy shrimp. I've never seen shrimp in that pool since. In fact, I don't even see the pool in most years. Tentatively IDed as the San Diego Fairy Shrimp, based on geography and consultation with one D.C. Rogers.

I suppose there are more pools on the mesa, beyond the fence line.

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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

rdm24

Date

April 4, 2009

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Square

What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

debbiemiyamoto

Date

June 29, 2014 01:49 PM PDT

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Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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What

White Checkered-skipper Pyrgus albescens

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

Description

Based on range, it appears from the Kaufman range map that Orange County would be White Checkered-Skipper rather than Common

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Mexican Amberwing Perithemis intensa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:00 PM PDT

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 01:29 PM PDT

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 01:23 PM PDT

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 14, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 7, 2014 04:15 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 7, 2014 04:15 PM PST

Description

I heard it, and saw it; I understand that this photograph might not be identifiable to species by itself.

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What

Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 7, 2014 04:15 PM PST

Description

Flock of at least six birds

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Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 7, 2014 04:15 PM PST

Description

The sign gave me a clue...

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What

Lilac-crowned Parrot Amazona finschi

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 7, 2014 04:15 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I am not sure if this is a first-year Red-crowned or a first-year Lilac-crowned. Didn't get to see the tail. The Lilac on the crown extends pretty far on the head, and can also be seen on the nape a bit.

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