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What

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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What

five hens

Observer

boatmaker

Date

the past

Description

I counted 5 hens grazing

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What

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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What

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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What

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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What

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)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

elizabethb

Date

August 18, 2013

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No photos or sounds

What

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

What

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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What

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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What

Curly-cup Gumweed Grindelia squarrosa

Observer

elizabethb

Date

June 22, 2012 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Along Cerrito Creek

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What

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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What

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 Quakinggrass 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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What

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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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

fivecreeks

Date

February 4, 2012

Description

The resident mallard pair were well upstream, stirring up silt as they gorged on something in the mud under an overhang. Mallards are the ancestors of domestic ducks. This settled couple -- we think the same for years -- may show why.

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Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

fivecreeks

Date

December 31, 2007

Description

Monarchs have used the hilltop eucalyptus in winter for many years. Trends, and whether this is good habitat all winter, are unclear. Dated observations, with photos of clusters and/or estimates of numbers, plus locations of trees used, might help. This could become a separate project. Anyone want to run it?

fivecreeks Project curator ID

Danaus plexippus

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What

darners (Family Aeshnidae) Family Aeshnidae

Observer

fivecreeks

Date

August 5, 2006

Description

Unidentified large blue dragonfly, resting on cow parsnip stem near willows, S. bank Cerrito Creek near Pierce St. It would be great to catalog the wonderful variety of dragonflies along the creek, and watch their behavior!

fivecreeks Project curator ID

Family Aeshnidae

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Observer

fivecreeks

Date

August 5, 2006

Description

This small spider, hidden under leaves, is named for its color. This and others ID'd by the wonderful Eddie Dunbar (www.bugpeople.org) on a bug hunt. It would be great to get a real catalog here!

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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 11, 2012
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