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Jeff Dreier

Jeff Dreier

I am a wildlife biologist working for the State of Washington.

Chehalis, Washington

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Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier North Carolina, USA6 years ago

That's the first impression I got too, a flea.

Jeff Dreier Skipper butterfly
Skipper butterfly commented on by Jeff Dreier Ashland, Oregon, USA7 years ago

Nice photo. I think it might be a woodland skipper based on my field guide.

Jeff Dreier Juvenile Toad
Juvenile Toad commented on by Jeff Dreier South Bend, Indiana, USA7 years ago

Probably a juvenile Fowler's or American toad

Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier California, USA7 years ago

Possibly a juvenile mirror carp, which is a genetic mutation of the common carp. I could not find a reference documenting the presence of this form in California.

Jeff Dreier Ringtail Cat
Ringtail Cat commented on by Jeff Dreier Nevada, USA7 years ago

Impressive sighting. I have only seen a couple of road kills and encountered tracks on track plates. I used to conduct a lot of nocturnal surveys for other species in occupied habitat and never came across this species.

Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier California, USA7 years ago

Possibly a fox sparrow due to the absence of markings on the back. Did it have a heavily-streaked breast?

Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier Austin, Texas, USA7 years ago

I should have checked eBird; I use it enough myself to know its value. One of my field guides also shows that range expansion.

Jeff Dreier Variegated Snailfish
Variegated Snailfish commented on by Jeff Dreier USA7 years ago

According to Eschmeyer et al. (1983), there are about 50 species of snailfish along the Pacific Coast. Of these, only about 13 occur in nearshore waters (less than 600 fet deep). Most species vary in color, and with or without patterns. They are best identified by various technical features.

Jeff Dreier Aquatic Gartersnake (Intergrade)
Aquatic Gartersnake (Intergrade) commented on by Jeff Dreier Vallejo, California, USA7 years ago

A few years ago during a survey for another species, I found a very similar gartersnake in a drainage pond created by a landslide just east of your sighting (and northeast of the quarry). At the time, I concluded it was an intergrade aquatic gartersnake. I will try to find the photo and post it.

Jeff Dreier Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Jeff Dreier Austin, Texas, USA7 years ago

Probably double-crested cormorant; although neotropic cormorant can also occur in Texas, the map at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Neotr... suggests that neotropics are rarer as one gets away from the coast..

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