4
taxa
1 plant
1 bird
1 other animal
1 mollusk
2
2 life list firsts

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Brittle Prickly-Pear Opuntia fragilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 4, 2019 12:52 PM PST

Description

I'd heard of Opuntia fragilis (Brittle Prickly-Pear) growing by this lagoon, but it seemed impossible on these cold, windy cliffs. A friend found this small one, very prickly. Later someone else saw a much larger one, but I didn't.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 4, 2019 02:00 PM PST

Description

Two Greater Yellowlegs rested in the lagoon.

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Orange Sea Pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 4, 2019 02:05 PM PST

Description

Only the second time I've seen a Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Orange Sea Pen) washed ashore, and in the same area.

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Gumboot Chiton Cryptochiton stelleri

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 4, 2019 02:32 PM PST

Description

Six Cryptochiton stelleri (Giant Pacific Chiton) washed ashore after the big storms we've had lately. All about 6" long, and dead. The second photo shows the white plates.

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