56
taxa
4 mammals
23 birds
16 plants
12 insects
1 reptile
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38 life list firsts

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Common Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

rjadams55

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June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

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Common Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Common Sagebrush was abundant in the non-agricultural flats.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

Description

While both parents swooped overhead and occasionally visited the nest whole, at least two nearly fledged individuals were seen poking their heads out from a cleft high in the rock face.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

Description

At least two pairs of House Sparrows were nesting in old Cliff Swallow nests.

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Hundreds of Cliff Swallow nests dotted the face of Petroglyph Point and several dozen Cliff Swallows (along with a few White-throated Swifts) were constantly seen flying around the cliff face.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 02:20 PM PDT

Description

This Barn Owl was roosting high in a crag high on the cliff face at Petroglyph Point.

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Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

I am sincerely hoping someone with more aquatic mammal experience can answer this ID question. This large mammal was seen swimming in a backwater of Tule Lake. Unfortunately, these were all the looks I could get. I was never able to see its tail and it eventually disappeared into a grove of cattails. It is either a beaver, a muskrat, or a nutria. Based on the shape of the head and the size of the ears, is this identifiable?

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Milbert's Tortoiseshell Aglais milberti

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Redhead Aythya americana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Hardstem Bulrush Schoenoplectus acutus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Huge swaths of Tule grow in the shallows of Tule Lake.

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Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

I initially hadtrouble identifying this gull. It is clearly an immature hooded gull (no white spots on the primaries, dark band on the tip of the tail). The back looked much too pale for a Franklin's Gull and the bill looked to long for a Bonaparte's Gull. After consulting with others and looking at multiple resources, I have found that while long, there is greater diversity in Bonaparte's Gull morphology than I previously appreciated.

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Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

A male and female Blue-winged Teal roosting on the road along with a skittish California Quail.

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Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

This flock with a total of around 25 birds were feeding in a field adjacent to the Tule Lake Sump.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

These distant pelicans were from the road and were only a few of the several dozen see this day.

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

I believe these are bluets but am having an especially difficult time identifying them @briang , @jimjohnson do you recognize this pair.

Dozens of tandem damselflies were seen along short stretch of the Tule Lake shore.

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Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Huge groves of Stinging Nettle grew in the damp soil just in from the shore of Tule Lake.

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Ornate Checkered Beetle Trichodes ornatus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Found feeding on Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium) pollen.

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Small Wood-Nymph Cercyonis oetus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Presumably soon to mate, this attached pair of Small Wood-Nymphs were found fluttering around the old lava flows and settling on a patch of Grey Horsebrush (Tetradymia canescens).

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Hunt's Bumble Bee Bombus huntii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Big thanks to Dr. Robbin Thorp for his identification assistance!

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Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Castilleja linariifolia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Western Juniper Juniperus occidentalis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Becker's White Pontia beckerii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Desert Gooseberry Ribes velutinum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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American Pika Ochotona princeps

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Blue Elder Sambucus cerulea

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower Diplacus nanus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Flat-top Broomrape Aphyllon corymbosum

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Common Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Antelope Brush Purshia tridentata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

A family of Bullock's Orioles, including several recently fledged young were in the area.

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Sagebrush Mariposa Lily Calochortus macrocarpus

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Spineless Horsebrush Tetradymia canescens

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Gray Horsebrush along with a mating pair of Great Basin Wood-Nymphs (Cercyonis sthenele).

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Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Bollean Mistletoe Phoradendron bolleanum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Thick clusters of this mistletoe were common on the Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) around the Indian Wells Camppround.

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Common Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Narrowleaf Milkweed Asclepias fascicularis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

This patch is also home to a nectaring Cabbage White (Pieris rapae).

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Curl-leaf Mountain-Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

At least half a dozen Common Nighthawks were roosting in and flying around this small grove of trees.

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Band-winged Meadowhawk Sympetrum semicinctum

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016

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June 30, 2016

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2016