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What

Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 07:17 AM PST

Description

This small woodpecker, a Red-crowned, was foraging on a live tree.

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Square

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 07:55 AM PST

Description

The "Gallinazo" trees tower overhead, creating a beautiful, soft canopy. We saw a sloth napping high in the branches of one.

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Owl-Butterflies Genus Caligo

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 08:07 AM PST

Description

Sadly, this Morfo butterfly is dead. It's the only time I've succeeded in photographing one, as they fly by so quickly!

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:05 AM PST

Description

Another Spotted Sandpiper?

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Left-handed Hermit Crabs Family Diogenidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:08 AM PST

Description

This colorful hermit crab almost completely emerged from its shell when it righted itself. It was the only one of this species I saw.

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Gobies Family Gobiidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:13 AM PST

Description

This 2" fish was perfectly camouflaged against the sand. It propelled itself along the sandy substrate with its fins.

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Ghost Shrimps Family Callianassidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:16 AM PST

Description

This 3" crustacean was almost dead during the hot low tide. When I found it and placed it in a tide pool, it survived, and dug into the sand. I'm really curious to find out what it is!

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Sergeant Majors Genus Abudefduf

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:19 AM PST

Description

This tide pool contained about a dozen 2" black and white fish. They weren't in any other tide pool in the area.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:26 AM PST

Description

This pink coral was abundant along the beach. At first I thought it was coralline algae. One of the photos shows a worn section, and others show how battered it is by waves.

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 09:35 AM PST

Description

This Willet was foraging along the shore.

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Ecuadorian Hermit Crab Coenobita compressus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 10:40 AM PST

Description

This Ecuadorian Hermit Crab was so much smaller than I thought they were! And it chose a lovely shell, as so many hermit crabs tend to do.

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Square

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 10:56 AM PST

Description

This was the only large barnacle I found on the rocks, about 1" across, different from the Thatched Barnacles farther north.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 10:59 AM PST

Description

These crabs were hiding in holes in the boulders, and scurried away when I approached. All were small, about one inch across the carapace.

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Bamboos Subfamily Bambusoideae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2019 12:00 PM PST

Description

Many stands of Asian bamboo are clustered in this area, apparently remnants from imported bananas formerly grown here on plantations.