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Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

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stjohnw

Date

May 13, 2011

Description

One of my favorite sightings of the trip! I was walking in the montane forest area away from the campground when this large bird flew into a nearby tree. My first impression was of a kingbird, but my view was partially blocked by foliage. Fortunately, the bird flew to a branch wehere I had an unobstructed view. Definitely a flycatcher, with a tall "crest" of feathers on the head. Brown, with red flashes on the tail (visible in flight) and very distinctly rufous primaries. I judged it as being bigger than an ash-throated - it seemed quite large for a flycatcher, period - about robin-sized (but thinner). When it flew, it called briefly - a soft, melodic, almost thrush-like song. This ultimately, is what gave me the ID. Gorgeous, gorgeous bird! 

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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

stjohnw

Date

August 1, 2009 11:03 AM PDT

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White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Observer

peter10

Date

January 7, 2018 11:23 AM EST

Description

Flew back and forth and hovered several times. Photo is during a hover

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

stjohnw

Date

March 25, 2017 10:26 AM PDT

Description

Seen along Copeland Creek during a habitat restoration workday. ID based on light-colored eye, and markings on the belly scales.

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stjohnw

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June 13, 2017 03:25 PM PDT

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Plains Bison Bison bison ssp. bison

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stjohnw

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July 13, 2013 04:00 PM PDT

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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stjohnw

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July 9, 2013 08:32 PM PDT

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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stjohnw

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April 3, 2012 04:16 PM PDT

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Giant Wakerobin Trillium chloropetalum

Observer

stjohnw

Date

April 3, 2012 04:10 PM PDT

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California Goldfields Lasthenia californica ssp. californica

Observer

stjohnw

Date

May 6, 2012 01:09 PM PDT

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Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

stjohnw

Date

May 6, 2012 01:37 PM PDT

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California Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. infernalis

Observer

stjohnw

Date

June 12, 2012 07:53 PM PDT

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California Tiger Salamander Ambystoma californiense

Observer

stjohnw

Date

January 2012

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Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

Observer

stjohnw

Date

August 1, 2011 12:02 PM PDT

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

stjohnw

Date

June 28, 2011 04:14 PM PDT

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California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

stjohnw

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

stjohnw

Date

June 29, 2011 05:26 PM PDT

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

stjohnw

Date

May 14, 2011 07:25 AM PDT

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Western Fairy-Slipper Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis

Observer

stjohnw

Date

April 26, 2011 02:33 PM PDT

Description

The flower, not the surrounding plants.

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Agassiz’s Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

stjohnw

Date

May 2011

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White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

April 16, 2013