10
taxa
2 plants
1 fungus
1 mammal
3 chromists
2 birds
1 other animal
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1 life list first

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What

North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 11:35 AM PDT

Description

Three North American River Otters played on the dock.

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North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 11:52 AM PDT

Description

This River Otter ran quite close to me and then disappeared into the riprap.

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Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 11:53 AM PDT

Description

A "life bird" for me-- a pair of Mountain Bluebirds. Here's the female.

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Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 11:54 AM PDT

Description

A "life bird" for me-- a pair of Mountain Bluebirds. Here's the female. She looks much plumper than the male.

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Common Sunburst Lichen Xanthoria parietina

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 12:02 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Xanthoria parietina (Maritime Sunburst Lichen), growing on a boulder by the lighthouse.

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 12:14 PM PDT

Description

Three Red-necked Grebes in breeding plumage dove for fish close to shore.

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Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary Collinsia parviflora

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Collinsia parviflora (Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary) is the first wildflower to bloom at Ft. Worden.

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Western Sweet Coltsfoot Petasites frigidus var. palmatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 12:25 PM PDT

Description

Right on schedule, the Western Sweet Coltsfoot is in bloom.

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Beanweed Scytosiphon lomentaria

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Scytosiphon lomentaria (Soda Straws) on the beach at low tide.

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Seersucker Kelp Costaria costata

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 01:06 PM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find such large Costaria costata (Seersucker Kelp)-- 2' long-- in early spring.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 01:08 PM PDT

Description

This Saccharina bongardiana (Split Kelp) was about 4' long.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

March 25, 2019 01:19 PM PDT

Description

This fascinating marine worm might be Nereis vexillosa, or a paddleworm? The color of its body changes part way down. The appendages on the head and paddle-like cirri can be seen in the second and third photos.