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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Observer

debkccb

Date

March 23, 2024 11:12 AM PDT

Description

Love the cap, like a witch’s hat

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Blue Dicks (Dipterostemon capitatus)

Observer

debkccb

Date

March 23, 2024 11:18 AM PDT

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

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merav

Date

March 16, 2024 11:19 AM PDT

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

efrenibarreta

Date

January 20, 2024 12:37 PM PST

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

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merav

Date

January 20, 2024 12:37 PM PST

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

naturesarchive

Date

August 27, 2023 11:32 AM PDT

Description

dark morph

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California Gilia (Gilia achilleifolia)

Observer

truthseqr

Date

April 30, 2023 10:45 AM PDT

Description

(New Almaden Trail)

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Hedgenettles (Genus Stachys)

Observer

sec-ret

Date

April 29, 2023 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Smells like chocolate?

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Observer

gaojb

Date

July 30, 2022 10:17 AM PDT

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

gaojb

Date

August 28, 2022 10:02 AM PDT

Description

Preening each other's feathers.

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

gaojb

Date

August 28, 2022 10:34 AM PDT

Description

Yawning.

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Observer

gaojb

Date

September 10, 2022 09:52 AM PDT

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

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gaojb

Date

November 19, 2022 10:31 AM PST

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

gaojb

Date

November 19, 2022 10:52 AM PST

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Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)

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edwardrooks

Date

May 29, 2022 09:48 AM PDT

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California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

May 14, 2022 09:23 AM PDT

Description

Siblings

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Glossyleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sensitiva)

Observer

debkccb

Date

January 28, 2022 01:01 PM PST

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Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

debkccb

Date

January 28, 2022 09:36 AM PST

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Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum)

Observer

naturesarchive

Date

July 17, 2021 11:07 AM PDT

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Seaside Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)

Observer

debkccb

Date

June 27, 2021 01:21 PM PDT

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Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

July 31, 2020 09:43 AM PDT

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Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 2020

Description

Under a log. This is my new favorite thing. They apparently eat slugs and use their little sharp tail as a built-in fork to hold the slug in place.

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Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

January 12, 2020 11:25 AM PST

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Crystal Brain Fungus (Myxarium nucleatum)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

December 8, 2019 10:08 AM PST

Description

Kelley Park Bioblitz. This observation is for the tan blobs of jelly fungus

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California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

December 8, 2019 01:19 PM PST

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Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)

Observer

carlosd73

Date

April 28, 2019 10:54 AM PDT

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Nuttall's Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii)

Observer

carlosd73

Date

April 28, 2019 10:52 AM PDT

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Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus)

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dpom

Date

March 17, 2019 09:40 AM PDT

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Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Observer

dpom

Date

March 17, 2019 08:57 AM PDT

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Nuttall's Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii)

Observer

dpom

Date

March 17, 2019 09:41 AM PDT

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Common Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)

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dpom

Date

March 17, 2019 09:43 AM PDT

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California Bay (Umbellularia californica)

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clarkia11

Date

March 17, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

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Nuttall's Woodpecker (Dryobates nuttallii)

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elkman22

Date

March 17, 2019 09:48 AM PDT

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California Quail (Callipepla californica)

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virusmanbob

Date

March 17, 2019 12:15 PM PDT

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Cobweb Spiders (Family Theridiidae)

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merav

Date

March 17, 2019 10:35 AM PDT

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Emerald Moths and Allies (Family Geometridae)

Observer

merav

Date

March 17, 2019 01:16 PM PDT

Description

on buckeye

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Observer

merav

Date

March 17, 2019 02:56 PM PDT

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

darrinmu

Date

March 17, 2019

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

darrinmu

Date

March 17, 2019

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California Quail (Callipepla californica)

Observer

arnel

Date

March 17, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Description

An adult male California Quail (Callipepla californica), photographed near the Coyote Creek Trailhead by the Anderson Lake Visitors Center in Anderson Lake County Park (southern Santa Clara County, CA). He was foraging for seed, chicken-like, within a large flock of Golden-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia atricapilla).

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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darrinmu

Date

March 2, 2019 02:09 PM PST

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

rwclzv

Date

January 15, 2015 09:26 AM PST

Description

Location Belmont Slough

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Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel (Ratufa macroura)

Observer

swgarnett

Date

May 2018

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

Description

It was a great surprise to have this photo posted as an observation of the day. The squirrel was in the woods near the parking lot of the Sigiriya rock and palace complex. It was thus probably habituated to company and more curious than others. The Toque Macaques, for example, were very cheeky at this place. I had caught a glimpse--but could take no photo--of the giant squirrel in Kerala, so I was excited to have this encounter and to take a dozen or more photos at pretty close range.

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Spring Orange Peel Fungus (Caloscypha fulgens)

Observer

debkccb

Date

May 4, 2018 03:28 PM PDT

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Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)

Observer

debkccb

Date

May 28, 2018 01:56 PM PDT

Description

PCT

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Western Fairy-Slipper (Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis)

Observer

debkccb

Date

May 4, 2018 02:48 PM PDT