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Mouse-eared Bats Genus Myotis

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 18, 2020 07:13 AM PDT

Description

Two of these bats were tucked into the outside aspect of the folds of a deck umbrella. Lots of poop on the table beneath them. So, we opened the umbrella to see what was in there. This bat and the other (on the other side of the umbrella) were hanging out, literally. They didn't flee, however, and appeared to be shaking. Probably woke them from their sleep. We closed the umbrella and haven't checked back on them since.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 18, 2020 07:06 AM PDT

Description

I should probably have a conversation with the group of dudes who live in this house about securing their recyclables.

This bear looked to be of a younger age. Maybe not much older than a year or two? I don't really know much about their growth rate other than their ears stay the same size throughout their lives (At least what I've heard).

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 18, 2020 05:47 PM PDT

Description

This is the most Mule Deer that I've seen together so far at Lake Tahoe. And, it doesn't appear that there's a male among them.

At this point, I can't really say if any of these deer are related to the family of three I've previously observed.

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 17, 2020 05:35 PM PDT

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Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 16, 2020 10:43 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 15, 2020 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Nothing like having your camera on-hand while pumping gas in town :)

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 14, 2020 05:02 PM PDT

Description

Nice and healthy looking.

If anyone knows if there's a significance of a black-tipped tail versus a white-tipped tail on Coyotes, please let me know. Thanks!

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Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 13, 2020 05:23 PM PDT

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Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 4, 2020 09:12 AM PDT

Description

I believe this to be the same family of three that I observed on August 15, 2020.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56622766

The older of these two looks like it has flies on its face. I didn't get a shot of the third deer, just these two younger ones.

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Common Aerial Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 07:39 AM PDT

Description

I don't know anything about hornets and yellowjackets, but I assume these are Aerial Yellowjackets since their nest is in a tree. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The nest was approximately 40 feet up in a Jefferey Pine tree.

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Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 07:29 AM PDT

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 07:23 AM PDT

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 07:17 AM PDT

Description

There were about a half dozen flying around the same location. Most looked to be juveniles.

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Audubon's Warbler Setophaga coronata ssp. auduboni

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 07:12 AM PDT

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

June 25, 2020 09:03 AM PDT

Description

A very cool observation. I believe my first time ever watching this regurgitation-type of feeding process.

First two pics are of the mother, while the third is of the father.

And I believe my September 9, 2020, observation is of one of the two young ones as I witnessed it only 20 meters away from this nesting tree. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59329003

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 08:53 AM PDT

Description

I believe this to be a juvenile from a June 25, 2020, observation. I've been periodically checking in at this specific location, and earlier this summer I observed adult flickers feeding their young (in the area).

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59330123

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 9, 2020 08:50 AM PDT

Description

I've been seeing lots of Brown Creepers all over Meyers, CA, right now.

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 10, 2020 08:31 AM PDT

Description

The tail feathers don't look as rounded as I would expect for a Cooper's, but this bird definitely looked more of a Crow-sized bird (than a Robin-sized Sharp-Shinned). Also, these photos show its "long" head rather than it being tucked in (like a Sharp-shinned). I could be wrong on all of this, so correct me if that's the case.

And, I apologize for wasting this opportunity to get some nicer photos. The smoky sky backdrop was challenging enough. But, more critical was the fact that right before this beauty flew into frame I was shooting landscape shots at a slow shutter speed. I neglected to increase the shutter speed appropriately for the raptor. Amateur move on my part ;)

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 10, 2020 08:13 AM PDT

Description

I suspect these three Mallards were just as fed up with the wildfire smoke as the rest of us.

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Sapsuckers Genus Sphyrapicus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 10, 2020 08:07 AM PDT

Description

I found it interesting that there was all this Sapsucker activity on relatively thin branches (of Gray Alder).

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Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 11, 2020 07:53 AM PDT

Description

A robust, solitary patch on the side of the road on Luther Pass.

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 4, 2020 08:19 PM PDT

Description

Two over the past two weeks. Not too bad :)

Not the best photo, but I spent more effort capturing footage of this Black-backed chiseling away at a Jeffrey Pine.

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Alpine Gentian Gentiana newberryi

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 2, 2020 03:57 PM PDT

Description

Geez. I finally found this gentian.

For whatever reason I just couldn't find a specimen of it all last year in spite of looking where others had previously identified it. And, this time only after I saw someone else post an obs of it just the other day.

Now that I've actually found some examples, I'll probably see them all over the place. haha.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 1, 2020 07:11 PM PDT

Description

Two of them were flying together this afternoon.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 1, 2020 06:52 PM PDT

Description

I lean toward this being an Olive-sided Flycatcher (v. Western Wood Pewee) due to its distinctly white breast and belly contrasting with its darker sides.

Correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!

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Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 1, 2020 06:25 PM PDT

Description

Flycatchers are a total mystery to me, so I'll leave this at the genus level for now.

That said, I lean toward a Hammond's due to its longer-looking primary projects, yellowish hue to the side of its belly, distinct eye ring, and the fact it was hanging out in a forested area filled with Red Firs.

I'm not familiar with vocalizations of Flycatchers, so that's not an option for IDing (until I learn them!).

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

September 1, 2020 04:35 PM PDT

Description

One of these days I'll get some decent shots of the Accipiters around here.

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Variable Darner Aeshna interrupta

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

August 26, 2020 06:12 AM PDT

Description

Variable Darner? Looks like brown with yellow spots.

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

August 26, 2020 05:58 AM PDT

Description

A junk photo, but all I could get from that distance. It appeared to be all by itself.

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Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

August 27, 2020 07:24 PM PDT
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