Palo Alto Baylands Bioblitz

Finally made it to one of these!

Posted by sea-kangaroo sea-kangaroo, January 28, 2014 02:41 AM

Observations

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 09:48 AM PST

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Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 09:48 AM PST

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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 09:55 AM PST

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Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 09:54 AM PST

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Spiders (Order Araneae)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:05 AM PST

Description

A lot in the short vegetation next to the trail here (two different webs in photos). Didn't see any actual spiders.

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web

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White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:04 AM PST

Description

Pretty common along the trails.

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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:06 AM PST

Description

Look at that crazy beak.

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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:11 AM PST

Description

Fluffy.

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:30 AM PST

Description

Standing on some pretty swell lichen.

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Pacific Goldenthread (Cuscuta pacifica)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:28 AM PST

Description

Cheerfully strangling some pickleweed.

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:26 AM PST

Description

Lots more at the Duck Pond later on.

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Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:39 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:50 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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California Gull (Larus californicus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:50 AM PST

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Dowitchers (Genus Limnodromus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:50 AM PST

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Ánade Rabudo (Anas acuta)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:52 AM PST

Description

A bunch out on the bay.

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No photos or sounds

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White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:14 AM PST

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California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:55 AM PST

Description

Burrows too.

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:55 AM PST

Description

2 hanging out with some picnickers.

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American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:49 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:48 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 11:42 AM PST

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Garceta Grande (Ardea alba)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:00 PM PST

Description

Visible (and visibly large) from afar.

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No photos or sounds

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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 01:20 PM PST

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:38 PM PST
Fungi

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Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:35 PM PST

Description

On painted wood.

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Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:27 PM PST

Description

All around the picnic/cottage area. Would have purple flower spikes in another season.

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No photos or sounds

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Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:26 PM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:25 PM PST

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:17 PM PST

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Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:17 PM PST

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Ánade Real (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:16 PM PST

Description

Plentiful out on the pond. The males all had quite blue-looking heads instead of green; must be something about the light?

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:15 PM PST

Description

A little snapshot of pigeon color diversity.

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No photos or sounds

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:14 PM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:13 PM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:13 PM PST

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:11 PM PST

Description

Sitting on the top of a bush. Thought it was a towhee at first; it was big with a fairly plain brown back.

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:11 PM PST

Description

Singing his little heart out. Saw a good handful of both sexes around.

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:10 PM PST

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Pacific Glasswort (Salicornia pacifica)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 10:28 AM PST

Description

Covered in parasitic, flowering dodder.

The pickleweed throughout the preserve was pretty sad and dead; all dry and grey except for the tips of the plants.

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Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 01:16 PM PST

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Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:23 PM PST

Description

Hedge around the mystery cottage thing. Planted once upon a time, and seems to receive irrigation still, so not wild or naturalized.

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Sweet Hakea (Hakea drupacea)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:23 PM PST

Description

Tree near the cottage thing.

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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:34 PM PST

Description

Very very small, all alone. Dark bill and yellow legs. Wish my good camera hadn't run out of batteries.

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Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:17 PM PST

Description

Okay, this one I think is a first-year Western. Darker than the other one, with darker wing tips.

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Domestic Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides var. domesticus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 25, 2014 12:17 PM PST

Description

I somehow didn't take any photos of the various huge domestic and wild geese all over the place. Here's one in the background, surrounded by American Coots, a clump of Canada Geese, and a pair of Mallards.

Comments

I saw your name on the screen at the end of the day and I was like "What! Sea-kangaroo is here! And I was looking around the room trying to find you but it's not like I know what you look like. I thought about asking someone, but I chickened out.

Posted by belinda over 8 years ago (Flag)

Haha, I know! I saw your name like a day later. Maybe we should wear hats with our icon animals on them?

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 8 years ago (Flag)

Where did you see notice about the 'blitz?

Posted by judielaine over 8 years ago (Flag)

Hm, I guess I don't actually know. I thought I'd read about it in a journal post from grrylfalcon, but I can't find it mentioned in her journal or the San Mateo County project one. So I guess either somewhere else on iNat or maybe by seeing it on the front page of Nerds For Nature.

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 8 years ago (Flag)

Well I don't know about you but I look like my profile icon animal = )

Yah the Nerds for Nature site has all the upcoming bioblitzes in the bay area: http://nerdsfornature.org/bioblitz/

Posted by belinda over 8 years ago (Flag)

Some more places to keep track of these:

http://www.meetup.com/Nerds-For-Nature/
https://www.facebook.com/NerdsForNature
https://twitter.com/nerds4nature

I, for one, bear a striking resemblance to my icon animal.

Posted by kueda over 8 years ago (Flag)

Well, my icon is tree-kangaroos, so while there's a strong family resemblance they lack my magnificent tail fin.

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 8 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the links -- and i'm delighted to see a blitz coming up where i've been doing King Tide photography. Some more Greco island photos two weeks after this tide will be great to get.

Does the question of icon resemblance mean i have to wear this hat even if its not freezing? I'll melt.

Posted by judielaine over 8 years ago (Flag)

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