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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

Observer

elizabethb

Date

December 13, 2014 04:45 PM PST

Description

Winter plumage. White throat, white cheeks, thin black stripe on back of neck. Diving in the creek.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

elizabethb

Date

December 13, 2014 04:45 PM PST

Description

Four Males and two females in Cerrito Creek.

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Steller's jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

elizabethb

Date

December 7, 2014 09:00 AM PST

Description

Holding acorn in oak tree next to creek, near Pierce St.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

elizabethb

Date

December 8, 2014 08:30 AM PST

Description

Pacific loon or common loon. Larger than most ducks. Gray head, white throat, black and white pattern on back. Swimming in the creek near Pierce St.

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Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

a_fowl

Date

April 3, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Turkey on Potrero Ave, El Cerrito.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

boatmaker

Date

December 10, 2013

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No photos or sounds

Observer

tweller

Date

November 4, 2013

Place

Berkeley (Google, OSM)

Description

Date is approximate (I didn't know about this website when I saw them). Mid-morning, a pair of adult turkeys casually strolled across the busy intersection of Henry and Berryman in Berkeley. I observed them from my front window on Henry St. Ignoring a chorus of honking horns and screeching brakes, they ambled and pecked their way across the street westward and then turned north and vanished in the direction of the Solano tunnel.

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five hens

Observer

boatmaker

Date

the past

Description

I counted 5 hens grazing

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:34 AM PDT

Description

California bay at top of Albany Hill

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:02 AM PDT

Description

yellow monkeyflower next to creek

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:31 AM PDT

Description

chestnut-backed chickadee on top of Albany Hill

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:29 AM PDT

Description

spotted towhees at top of Albany Hill

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:51 AM PDT

Description

brown creeper on Eucalyptus tree at top of Albany Hill

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Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 10:08 AM PDT

Description

pickleweed (formerly known as Salicornia virginica)

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013 09:19 AM PDT

Description

mourning doves in Eucalyptus tree (too far away for a good photo)

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Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013

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No photos or sounds

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Observer

elizabethb

Date

the past

Place

Albany Hill, Albany, CA (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 15, 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Place

Albany Hill, Albany, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Hopping around under the eucalyptus.

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narrowleaf mule-ears Wyethia angustifolia

Observer

elizabethb

Date

May 3, 2013 10:03 AM PDT

Description

Albany Hill

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Observer

elizabethb

Date

May 3, 2013 10:04 AM PDT

Description

Albany Hill

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ripgut brome Bromus diandrus

Observer

elizabethb

Date

May 3, 2013 10:05 AM PDT

Description

Albany Hill

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Grasses Family Poaceae

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:25 PM PDT

Description

On Albany Hill, next to path from Pierce St.

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Curly-cup Gumweed Grindelia squarrosa

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Along Cerrito Creek

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Italian thistle Carduus pycnocephalus

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:28 PM PDT

Description

On Albany Hill, next to path from Pierce St.

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:22 PM PDT

Description

poison oak. On Albany Hill, next to path from Pierce St.

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Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:21 PM PDT

Description

Albany Hill

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Big quaking grass Briza maxima

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012

Description

Albany Hill

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Snowy egret Egretta thula

Observer

stickymonkey

Date

the past

Description

White heron-like bird, approximately 2 feet from head-to toe. Beak was bluish on color, appeared to have long feathery plumage on head and tail. Dark-colored legs and yellow feet.

I saw this sitting on a railing above the crossing of Pierce St. in Richmond, CA over what I am calling Belmont Creek (runs along the north side of Pacific East Mall).

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Observer

larrylynch

Date

August 8, 2010

Description

Many observations of black-tailed deer from our 7th-floor Gateview apartment.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

larrylynch

Date

March 31, 2009

Description

Observed red-tailed hawks many times over the west side of Albany Hill from our 7th-floor apartment at Gateview. They often circle the hill and adjacent areas.

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This project aims to learn how plants and animals use the "urban oasis" of Albany Hill and adjacent Cerrito Creek.

Please tell us what you see, with details like location, time of day, surroundings, condition of plants, or what the animal was doing. If you have photos, please share them.

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4183-mini fivecreeks created this project on January 10, 2012
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