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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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January 5, 2019 11:44 AM PST

Description

Five armed sea star with characteristic dermal structure.

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Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella

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December 25, 2018 12:22 PM PST

Description

A distinctive red-banded moth caterpillar that was crossing the path on the north side of the Edmonds Marsh.

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February 8, 2007

Description

From same strew slide as Trigonium arcticum, mounted by Robert McLaughlin in the 1970s. All diatoms identified by me. This one is very distinctive and large.

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

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December 17, 2018 10:37 AM PST

Description

A neat little gull with dark ear patch and thin black bill.

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Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica

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December 30, 2018 02:48 PM PST

Description

A winter plumage individual without a "neckless."

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Mew Gull Larus canus

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December 31, 2018 12:04 PM PST

Description

A pair of Mews on water. Note small beak,

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February 8, 2007

Description

Date is time of photograph. From slide mounted by Klaus Kemp.

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False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

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August 31, 2013

Description

A male on a stucco wall.

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

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May 27, 2010

Description

A dark-brown female.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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December 24, 2018 11:15 AM PST

Description

A beautiful female who seemed to pose for photographs.

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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

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December 11, 2018 04:12 PM PST

Description

Just before sundown under stormy skies, this pair of Buffleheads were surfing the waves off Sunset. Pattern typical for the species.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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September 17, 2013

Description

A group of Snowy Egrets at Jonathan Rogers WTP. Note black bills.

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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November 27, 2018 09:36 PM PST

Description

Two adult males at seed feeder in light rain. Red color pattern typical.

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Black Scoter Melanitta americana

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November 21, 2018 02:34 PM PST

Description

A very black sea duck with a bright orange bill in the male.

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Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

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November 8, 2018 02:59 PM PST

Description

White, powdery forked fungus on rotting log along trail.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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October 6, 2018 04:57 PM PDT

Description

Yellow beaks indicate this species.

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Northern Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus ssp. washingtoniensis

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October 23, 2018 11:39 AM PDT

Description

Two white-headed adult Bald Eagles landed on edge of water at marsh.

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Subalpine Fir Abies lasiocarpa

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October 20, 2018 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Tall, spindly and with short, flat needles

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Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

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October 20, 2018 01:50 PM PDT

Description

White goat-like animals on slope north of trail.

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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October 19, 2018 01:57 PM PDT

Description

A pair on the water.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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October 19, 2018 03:43 PM PDT

Description

A young male just getting his colorful gorget.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

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October 17, 2018 10:54 AM PDT

Description

At least 16 of these double-banded plovers were visible on the mud.

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Striped Meadowhawk Sympetrum pallipes

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October 13, 2018 11:32 AM PDT

Description

A reddish female with dark stripe along abdomen and orange bases of wings. I think that this is the likely species.

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Rowan Sorbus aucuparia

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September 21, 2018 04:01 PM PDT

Description

A small tree with fine-toothed compound leaves and red berries.

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Water Smartweed Persicaria amphibia

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September 6, 2018 04:06 PM PDT

Description

This is the closest I could come to this. It may be some other species in the genus, but it seems to fit this species best.

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American Wigeon Mareca americana

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April 2, 2011 09:47 AM PDT

Description

Typical color patterns for this species. A mated pair.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

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June 20, 2010 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Typical male color pattern. At feeder near visitor center.

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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April 2, 2011

Description

Male Wood Duck on pond. Distinctive pattern!

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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

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April 2, 2011 09:46 AM PDT

Description

One of several duck species that can be seen on the pond at the garden. The markings are distinctive. This is a male.

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Margined Blister Beetle Epicauta funebris

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August 6, 2009

Description

Clustered on plant at summit of saddle.

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