17
taxa
3 plants
2 other animals
1 mollusk
6 birds
1 arachnid
4 insects
11
11 life list firsts

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What

Common Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 10:42 AM PDT

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What

Red Rock Crab Cancer productus

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Pretty crusty looking. Perhaps time to molt?

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What

Eelgrass Zostera marina

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Floating in the the shallows across the channel from a large eelgrass meadow offshore from Indian Island.

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What

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:34 PM PDT

Description

Drake and hen.

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What

Brant Branta bernicla

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Second photo includes harlequin ducks in the foreground.

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What

Butter Clam Saxidomus gigantea

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:47 PM PDT

Description

Details of the hinge, showing the teeth in the third and fourth photo.

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What

Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 12:49 PM PDT

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 01:03 PM PDT

Description

Mating pair foraging for nest material together.

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What

Shepherd's Cress Teesdalia nudicaulis

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 01:06 PM PDT

Description

Four asymmetrically sized white petals. Two larger and two smaller. No discernible foliage at this time of growth. Very small flowers of about 1/4". See the stork's bill in the later photos for comparison. The plant is prolific in this location, forming white carpets of flowers for up to three square feet.

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 01:12 PM PDT

Description

Still advertising for companionship it would seem.

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 01:26 PM PDT

Description

Table manners are a bit unpolished.

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 01:40 PM PDT

Description

Habitual perch.

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Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 02:15 PM PDT

Description

A little desiccated and quite deceased.

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Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 02:19 PM PDT

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What

Millipedes Class Diplopoda

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 02:21 PM PDT

Description

Grid is 1/8".

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Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 02:24 PM PDT

Description

Was collected from a Western skunk cabbage flower. Less than 1/4" in length. The gray fabric is a folded T-shirt.

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Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 02:37 PM PDT

Description

Collected from the flower of a Western skunk cabbage. I chilled it in the freezer in order to slow its movement. Unfortunately that proved fatal. Fabric background is T-shirt, to give a sense for scale.

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What

Araneoid Spiders Superfamily Araneoidea

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 7, 2019 03:01 PM PDT

Description

Collected from the flower of a Western skunk cabbage. Body length about 1/8th inch.