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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

November 11, 2023 05:02 PM PST

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San Diegan Legless Lizard (Anniella stebbinsi)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

February 2024

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Sliders (Genus Trachemys)

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frostioe

Date

December 14, 2023 11:43 PM CST

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Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

November 23, 2018 04:21 PM PST

Description

Shell about 10 mm long. Found two on sand under a low intertidal boulder. Very extensible, active, blade-shaped foot and tentaculate mantle covering most of the shell. I don't recall ever seeing this species before, and with that active, white-striped foot, it was eye-catching. The last image shows one of the specimens as found, at the entrance to a burrow of unknown origin, but possibly constructed by Neotrypaea biffari, which are frequent in the boulder field at Naples Point.

The long foot, long tentacles, and mantle covering most of the shell place this little cutie in the Galeommatoidea.

Robin Agarwal (@anudibranchmom) was with me in the field when I spotted these and got a great video clip of one using its foot to move step-wise: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/31128212317

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Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

Date

February 2024

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Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

Date

February 2024

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Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)

Observer

tothemax

Date

January 2024

Description

The ground was fully soaked. Light rain came and went through the night.

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Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 24, 2024 02:00 PM CST

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Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 22, 2024 09:09 AM CST

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Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 21, 2024 09:16 AM CST

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Mallee Black-backed Snake (Suta nigriceps)

Observer

snakesrcool

Date

January 15, 2024 09:19 PM AWST

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Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis)

Observer

snakesrcool

Date

May 11, 2023 09:57 PM AWST

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Noisy Scrub-Bird (Atrichornis clamosus)

Observer

jakeh2022

Date

January 2023

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Giant Sea Star (Pisaster giganteus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

January 13, 2024 04:38 PM PST

Description

featuring thetidepooler's flashlight lighting

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Leaf Katydids (Subfamily Phaneropterinae)

Observer

brandonwoo

Date

December 5, 2023 07:56 AM WAT

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La Laguna Liveforever (Dudleya rigida)

Date

December 2023

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Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

tothemax

Date

December 2023

Description

12 were seen tonight, 1 hatchling and 11 adults and subadults. One of the subadults was flipped under a log, but the rest were found inside or at the entrances of rock crevices. One of the adults had a fresh gash on its head from a recent fight (not shown) and two individuals were seen fighting in a crevice (poorly photographed in photo 4), with the individual that had a fresh gash on its tail trying to bite a nearby individual. It rained recently, the ground was moist, and there was partial cloud cover overhead.

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Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

zeevng

Date

November 2023

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Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

December 2023

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What

Baja California Coachwhip (Masticophis fuliginosus)

Observer

fernandoarvizu19

Date

September 24, 2023 09:46 AM MST

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What

Sand Food (Pholisma sonorae)

Observer

duncan_bell

Date

April 2013

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What

Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)

Date

November 29, 2023 12:57 PM CST

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bridgetspencer

Date

November 20, 2023 12:26 PM PST

Description

Multiple heard, one seen.

On Los Coyotes tribal land - $10 fee to hike. I heard a few individuals about 3.5mi up the trail, above 6000ft in elevation, in at least two different spots. There were 3 calling where I photographed this individual. I believe I also heard one further down the trail, a little above the intersection between Sukat and Hot Springs Mountain Rd, still above 6000ft. All seemed to be calling from the pine needle/leaf litter on the ground.
Mixed coniferous forest with incense-cedar and Coulter's, Jeffrey's, and Sugar Pine based on nearby iNat observations.

Sunny, high 40s/low 50s, windy.

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Floreana Mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus)

Observer

jaimechaves76

Date

January 2018

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

Champion

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What

Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

November 23, 2023 12:58 PM PST

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Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

October 25, 2023 09:49 AM PDT

Description

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (in foreground of 2nd photo). 1 Common Greenshank (with the greenish legs) and 6 Greater Yellowlegs were foraging together in Twin Ponds (a vernal pool) at corner of Border Rd. and Addington Rd. in Fort Ord National Monument (no car access). Link to Greater Yellowlegs observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/188944663

Irene's Ebird Checklist # S153118843 that includes this Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) : https://ebird.org/checklist/S153118843

Write-up about this Common Greenshank sighting in Don Roberson's quarterly Monterey County Highlights: 2023 (Rare Bird Sightings in Monterey County) Fall-Winter (October-December) newletter, 2023: (link pending)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) is large shorebird that is "common in Europe and Asia. There, it seems to fill the same niche as the Greater Yellowlegs in the U.S.; it is not too different in appearance, and it even sounds similar. Common Greenshanks show up in small numbers on the Alaskan islands, mostly during spring migration. It is a fairly large sandpiper, 30.5 cm (12 inches) long, similar to Greater Yellowlegs in size and shape, but tends to be grayer and less sharply marked, with green legs. In flight, it shows white triangle extending up back. "

Audubon Guide to North American Birds https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-greenshank

Common Greenshank is a "large wader with a slightly upturned bill. Note overall grayish plumage with white belly and greenish legs. In flight, appears dark above with a broad white stripe up the middle of the back. Slightly larger and lankier than Common Redshank. Usually seen as singles or small groups. Listen for mellow “tewtewtew.” Feeds mainly by striding in water, picking and sweeping with its bill. Breeds across northern Europe and Asia; migrants and wintering birds in Africa, southern Asia and Australia occur in varied wetland habitats."

Ebird with species description, range map and sound recordings: https://ebird.org/species/comgre/

Xeno-canto Bird songs, sound recordings, and species range map: https://xeno-canto.org/species/Tringa-nebularia

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 7th ed., 2017 (species not listed)

Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society (species not listed)

Merlin Bird ID (great app available for Iphones) by The Cornell Lab (Bird ID help for 8,500+ species) https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

Comprehensive Feather I.D. tools and more: https://foundfeathers.org/resources/

Found Feathers (Worldwide): https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idtool.php

The Cornell Lab (Birds in U.S. and Canada) https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/ (enter common name)(this species not listed)

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Observer

toyonito

Date

September 3, 2023 10:01 AM PDT

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What

Surf Thistle (Cirsium rhothophilum)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

July 2023

Description

Santa Barbara County, California

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California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)

Observer

tothemax

Place

Private

Description

19 seen tonight at two concrete ponds. Private property accessed with permission from the owner. San Luis Obispo County, CA

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San Quintin Dune Milkvetch (Astragalus anemophilus)

Observer

toyonito

Date

September 4, 2023 10:08 AM PDT

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Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

One of the most beautiful rattlesnakes I have ever seen!

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Punta Baja Milkvetch (Astragalus harbisonii)

Observer

toyonito

Date

September 3, 2023 06:19 PM PDT

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What

Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

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Green Rat Snake (Senticolis triaspis)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

Was resting on the shoulder of the road amongst some weedy vegetation. Had just emerged from the holes under the rocky boulders of the canyon wall just off to the side of the road. I only saw it because of the shine in the headlights and the head which was lifted up. Didn't bite until near the end of my time photographing it. Three nights in the Chiricahuas, with the first being too wet and the third being not humid enough. The second day, the day I found this snake, was warm and humid with dry ground, the perfect Green Rat weather. I was really hoping to get lucky enough to see one of these beautiful and elusive snakes and was super excited when it actually happened. This is by far one of the coolest creatures I have ever seen in the wild and I am so fortunate to have seen this species in the wild on my second attempt!

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Sonoran Desert Tortoise (Gopherus morafkai)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

My first desert tortoise and something that I was not expecting at all! It was a younger individual, only about 7-8 inches in length. There was a monsoon storm raging several miles away and it had rained in the area just a few days prior.

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Terciopelo (Bothrops asper)

Observer

jakescott

Date

May 2019

Place

Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

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What

Wrenthrush (Zeledonia coronata)

Observer

antbatista

Date

June 25, 2023 09:09 AM EST

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What

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates tethys)

Date

August 21, 2023 02:30 PM PDT

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Mink Frog (Lithobates septentrionalis)

Observer

cinnamon325

Date

August 15, 2023 10:27 AM EDT

Description

Lifer!! Very pretty individual and cool find, can confirm they smell like onions

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Date

May 5, 2020 11:05 PM CDT

Description

Seeing this bioluminescence has always been a dream of mine. So cool.

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California Chaparral Katydid (Platylyra californica)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

June 9, 2020 09:31 PM PDT

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

tothemax

Date

August 2023

Description

Found by another group of field herpers who were kind enough to let me photograph it. It was originally seen crossing the road from a rocky hillside about 2-3 minutes before the time stamp shown. It was huge, both in length and width, and was probably a gravid female. The cloud remnants of tropical storm Eugene were overhead during the observation.

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Hawaiian Happy Face Spider (Theridion grallator)

Observer

tiwane

Date

February 2022

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What

Amargosa Toad (Anaxyrus nelsoni)

Date

July 2023

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What

Mauna Loa Clermontia (Clermontia montis-loa)

Observer

kmagnacca

Date

October 2006

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What

Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

March 14, 2023 02:59 PM PDT

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Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis)

Observer

aburke

Date

July 2023

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Kanaloa (Kanaloa kahoolawensis)

Observer

kenneth_r_wood

Date

April 2009

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Tiehm's Buckwheat (Eriogonum tiehmii)

Date

June 2023

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What

Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus)

Observer

fubberpish

Date

December 11, 2022

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Barefoot Banded Gecko (Coleonyx switaki)

Observer

naturenate

Description

Found by Jeff nordland

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Guadalupe Palm (Brahea edulis)

Observer

jrebman

Date

May 5, 2010 06:02 AM HST

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What

Guadalupe Palm (Brahea edulis)

Observer

angelmendezr

Date

November 28, 2016 06:27 AM PST

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What

Santa Rosa Island Manzanita (Arctostaphylos confertiflora)

Observer

possiblybuddha

Date

June 2023

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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Date

June 2023

Description

One of six seen. Snakes were slowly approached and left as found.

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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Date

June 2023

Description

One of six seen. Snakes were slowly approached and left as found.

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Mexican Blue Palm (Brahea armata)

Observer

drzavala

Date

November 7, 2021 09:10 AM UTC

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What

San Gabriel Mountains Dudleya (Dudleya densiflora)

Observer

plantsoflacounty

Date

June 2023

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Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi ssp. willardi)

Date

May 2023

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Striped Whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus)

Date

June 2023

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What

Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus)

Date

June 2023

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Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

June 3, 2023 04:03 AM PDT

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Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2023

Description

1 of several seen that date.

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Southern Rubber Boa (Charina umbratica)

Date

May 2023

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Diamond-petaled California Poppy (Eschscholzia rhombipetala)

Date

April 2023

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What

Variegated Liveforever (Dudleya variegata)

Observer

toyonito

Date

May 2023

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Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

nathantay

Date

May 2023

Description

With dudleya brevifolia

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Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

May 2023

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Date

April 2023

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What

Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sonorina)

Observer

orobanche

Date

April 28, 2023 06:59 PM PDT

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Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023

Description

One of the two found today.

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Colorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 22, 2023 10:27 PM PDT

Description

Curled up on the sand shoulder of the road, completely still. Not seen until the leaf-nosed snake I was photographing feet away slithered up to it.

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What

Colorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 22, 2023 10:00 PM PDT

Description

82 F
Yawning in the first image

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What

Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023

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What

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

frostioe

Date

April 2023

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What

Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus)

Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

April 5, 2023 02:12 PM PDT

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What

Haleakalā Silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

April 2023

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What

Southern California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major)

Observer

gunndawgy

Date

February 3, 2021 02:32 PM UTC

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

frostioe

Date

December 2022

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What

Hawai'i 'Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis)

Observer

frostioe

Date

December 2022

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What

Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus)

Date

November 8, 2020 01:57 PM MST

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What

Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus)

Date

November 7, 2020 01:42 PM MST

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What

Orocopia Sage (Salvia greatae)

Date

March 23, 2023 05:16 PM PDT

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What

Crum's Monolopia (Monolopia stricta)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

March 12, 2023 02:42 PM PDT

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Date

March 2023

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 2023

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What

Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis)

Observer

frostioe

Date

December 21, 2022 08:05 AM HST

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Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Date

April 3, 2022 11:13 AM PDT

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California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica)

Date

April 3, 2022 07:44 AM PDT

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Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus)

Date

September 19, 2022 07:15 AM PDT

Description

Wow. First picked up this bird more or less in the dark at about 6:15 swimming directly below me just off the south edge of the pier. Was unsure of ID for a few minutes thanks to the birds fairly tattered appearance, poor top down view, and lack of light. As the minutes wore on typical features for this species became apparent such as the gray mantle and back, scalloped gray flanks, distinctive dark collar and mask, and pale bill became apparent. I was able to alert the listserv at about 6:30. I watched the bird for some time as it swam around the pier. It preened, sometimes flapped it's wings, and also dived on occasion (a very cool thing to see from a top down perspective). I watched the bird slowly drift out to the south to a distance of a couple hundred feet before slowly floating back towards the end of the pier. The first other birders to arrive were Loren Wright and Cynthia Case, who showed up at about 7:25. They just got on the bird as it dove and rather unfortunately went after a baited hook that one of the fisherman had let down. The fisherman pulled the bird out of the water and I rushed over to help remove the hook. We could see that the hook was stuck into the top third of the upper mandible, but thankfully not that far, not even making it to the barb. We were able to remove it more or less without incident. It was only after this scramble that I had realized I suddenly ended up with an Ancient Murrelet in my hands. Certainly not something I could have predicted when I woke up in the morning... Thankfully the bird seemed to be in good condition as it was squawking and struggling to get free. After a bit of debate of what to do next (and a few quick pictures) we decided to just release the bird further down the pier away from the fisherman as to hopefully avoid a repeat incident. We released it off the side of the pier thinking it was going to book it and get as far away from us as possible. To our surprise the bird decided to just sit and preen for a little while. It eventually dove a couple of times and began to swim and forage as if nothing had happened. As more people began to show up the bird began to swim towards shore just north of the pier. We watched it swim within just feet of some surfers and swimmers seemingly without a care. As the bird went into the surf the group that had gathered relocated to the sandy beach to get closer eye-level views of it. My photography instincts kicked in and I waded out into the surf and was able to get some pretty stunning views as it dove and foraged around within 10-15 feet of me at times. After a little while of foraging in the surf the bird then began to float back out towards the end of the pier, so the group relocated once more. While watching it back up on the pier we watched it go down for a particularly long dive and come back up with a fish probably at least half it's body length. Although we were all a bit skeptical he managed to get it down and continued foraging. The bird eventually floated out beyond the pier where it eventually grew quite distant. We left about 9AM, with our final views of this spectacular individual a couple hundred yards out off the end of the pier looking into the sun. So great to get such "soul satisfying" views of such a rare (especially seasonally and this close to shore) bird.

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Observer

promeropscafer

Date

March 4, 2023 04:46 PM +01

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What

Desert Night Lizard (Xantusia vigilis)

Date

March 2023

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

frostioe

Date

March 2023

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

tothemax

Date

March 2023

Description

A very good find for the cold and wet weather Southern California has been getting recently. Was on the edge of the trail.

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What

Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris)

Observer

coreyhusic

Date

March 8, 2023 09:20 AM PST

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What

Panamint Alligator Lizard (Elgaria panamintina)

Observer

mike_rochford

Date

October 2012
Mammals

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What

Mammals (Class Mammalia)

Date

February 24, 2023 10:00 AM PST

Description

Fresh tracks in some Orange County Snow

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What

Giant Coreopsis (Leptosyne gigantea)

Observer

plantsoflacounty

Date

February 20, 2023 02:11 PM PST

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Sacramento Mountain Salamander (Aneides hardii)

Observer

jakescott

Date

August 2017

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