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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

January 2022

Description

January grack attack! Neato!

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What

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 5, 2020 01:22 AM EDT

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Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Description

I’m developing a Carolina Wren problem with these garter snakes. everything they do feels worthy of another observation. I remember when I used to get excited about seeing two snakes together or once every few years stumbling upon a pile of juvenile Snakes in a rock pile but now I find myself complaining if I can onlyFind six or seven snakes without trying Very hard in the mornings yes…I am spoiled. It would be really awful if I was not into snakes
…probably like living in a horror movie-it’s moments like these I’m pleased that I managed to overcome most of my arachnophobia as well. The most difficult thing is reminding myself that no, snakes don’t want to cuddle with me. No touchy except moving out of danger. :( restraint

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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

June 2021

Description

Hilarious. I’m so glad that I have no fear of snakes and appreciate all the snakes on, under, behind, above, around things everywhere and every day. I think it’s a perk. The only complaint is that I have only seen one species of snake so far. :)

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What

Arched Hooktip Moth (Drepana arcuata)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

April 2021

Description

Observation 7770!

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Spring Fishfly (Chauliodes rastricornis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2018

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What

Life

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

December 23, 2019 09:23 AM EST

Description

Bryozoan? Or algae?

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

May 2019

Description

After crying on the way to work over the destruction my species has caused without regard for the well-being of other organisms (dead fox kit, opossum, painted turtles, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons just this morning) I found out a coworker died in a vehicle accident on his way in today then later, back home, trying to decompress with puttering in my garden a male cardinal got hit in front of me and I watched helplessly until traffic slowed enough to go get him. This was set against the backdrop of an already terrible day and the calls of his mate with whom I’m pretty sure he had an active nest. I’m sorry to write this here but I’m pretty upset by all of the gratuitous death and it is, though unnecessary for ID, contextual.

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What

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 17, 2020 01:12 PM EDT

Description

I think and hope so

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What

Mites (Subclass Acari)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2020

Description

They were running around too fast for a decent photo. At least four individuals running all over the beetle. Commensalism our parasitism?

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Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 8, 2019 02:04 PM EDT

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What

Two-striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata)

Observer

geechartier

Date

November 26, 2019 02:17 PM +07

Description

At first I saw only the spider (Telamonia dimidiata). Then I noticed it seemed to be attached to something, and a photo revealed the jaws of a larva of an owlfly (Ascalaphinae, Myrmeleontidae).

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Observer

pawelp

Date

June 4, 2020 02:52 PM EDT

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What

Black-patched Nemapogon (Nemapogon angulifasciella)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2018

Description

Stumped. Arogalea is close but the sharp point on am band doesn’t fit.

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What

Wandering Broadhead Planarian (Bipalium adventitium)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

June 2019

Description

Invasive? Weird.

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What

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

December 1, 2020 10:42 AM EST

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White-banded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2020

Description

Big mama. Nice tansy camo

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What

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

November 19, 2020 08:45 AM EST

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What

Entelegyne Spiders (Infraorder Entelegynae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

April 2020

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What

Common Pirate Spider (Mimetus puritanus)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2020

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What

Placental Mammals (Infraclass Placentalia)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 25, 2020 05:14 PM EDT

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What

Cellar Spider (Pholcus manueli)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2020

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Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2020

Description

Host plant I’m thinking horse weed

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Observer

joecoolbrew

Date

August 18, 2020 12:09 AM CDT

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What

Spider Wasps (Family Pompilidae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2020

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Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2020

Description

Beautiful

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What

Four-barred Knapweed Gall Fly (Urophora quadrifasciata)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2020

Description

Maybe urophora cardui? The pale head and generous ovipositor have me unsure. I was hoping it was the goldenrod gall-related fly since this is on a solidago species but i don’t think that’s right.

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What

Pink-shaded Fern Moth (Callopistria mollissima)

Observer

hughmcguinness

Date

July 26, 2004 10:07 PM HST

Place

Glen, NH (Google, OSM)

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Observer

treichard

Date

July 18, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

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What

Eastern American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus ssp. americanus)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

July 7, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

Description

with mating Halysidota

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What

Chernetid Pseudoscorpions (Family Chernetidae)

Observer

cholmesphoto

Date

July 2020

Description

A Lance Fly (Lonchaea sp.) with a pseudoscorpion hitchhiker attached to its leg. It flew off with the pseudoscorpion still attached.

This observation is for the pseudoscorpion.

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Observer

ajott

Date

September 13, 2010 05:43 PM -05

Description

One night in my bathroom...

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What

Red-legged Buprestis Beetle (Buprestis rufipes)

Observer

cholmesphoto

Date

June 11, 2020 02:29 PM EDT

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What

Long-tailed Giant Ichneumonid Wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus)

Observer

cholmesphoto

Date

June 9, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Description

A female Giant Ichneumon wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus) oviposits into the side of a tree.

I was honored to have this observation selected as observation of the day for June 11, 2020, and again as observation of the week (week of June 21, 2020). It is covered in this blog post: A Trip to Texas Provides a Long Sought Photographic Opportunity - Observation of the Week, 6/21/20.

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What

Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta)

Observer

geckospot

Date

June 15, 2020 07:17 PM EDT

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What

Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

June 2020

Description

Underneath wren box. Against my own wishes I found myself interfering on behalf of the house wrens and shooing the snake away. I’m impressed with its determination and lack of fear of this giant. I do feel bad i didn’t let the snake do its thing but I’m justifying my intervention (consoling myself ) that I had created the scene by putting the box there. They’ve been successful in it several years. The house wrens and I have worked out a coexistence and they usually go about their business while i read in the hammock or fiddle with things. This was a unique experience where we were essentially side by side protecting the nest. I am probably just projecting but I think there was a species-transcending understanding. I think I’ll be adding a predator deterrent hardware cloth feature and possibly relocating after they (hold your breath) fledge their first brood. Snake is fine... I did apologize but I’m not sure if we speak the same tongue. Mine is more spoon.

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Modest Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta)

Observer

tomtomromrom

Date

June 5, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

Description

Huge moths mating on an old pair of shoes.

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Date

January 3, 2019 06:45 AM -05

Description

"Es inofensiva y las vellosidades le sirven como unidades sensibles para detectar sus presas entre la vegetación".
Descripción de: Darío Hernando Gutiérrez Galvis, Biólogo.

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What

Ground Crab Spiders (Genus Xysticus)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

June 2020

Description

Each one seems worth an observation as they are all so neat

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What

Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis)

Observer

cesarcastillo

Date

May 26, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

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Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

May 2020

Description

My deck buddy. Stewarding my seedlings

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What

Brown Wasp Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea)

Observer

igl_73

Date

July 12, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

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What

Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

Observer

jgw_atx

Date

May 7, 2020 11:25 PM CDT

Description

One of two species/variants of Mantidfly I found on the moth sheet tonight. First time seeing these. I am going to try and ID them using the BG guide pages but appreciate help. I think there should be enough detail. I have several more angles/details of these.

This is the larger of the two, this one is about 20mm body length (but hard to measure since the abdomen is curled up)

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Observer

jgw_atx

Date

May 7, 2020 11:30 PM CDT

Description

One of two species/variants of Mantidfly I found on the moth sheet tonight. First time seeing these. I am going to try and ID them using the BG guide pages but appreciate help. I think there should be enough detail. I have several more angles/details of these.

This is the smaller of the two, this one is about 13mm body length.

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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

wayne_fidler

Date

July 9, 2017 11:06 AM EDT

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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

wayne_fidler

Date

January 1, 2003 01:10 AM EST

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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

wayne_fidler

Date

September 23, 2015 01:14 PM EDT

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What

Longhorn Beetles (Family Cerambycidae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

April 2020

Description

First time I’ve gotten to see the larvae. I followed the sound to the right place in the bark on this downed white pine. I know there are more than one sawyer/ borer types here so not sure who this is. Perhaps I was a pileated woodpecker in a previous life. One day, when I learn how to upload sound recordings i will add a recording I took.

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What

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

localwanderlust

Date

August 27, 2019 01:15 AM EDT

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Observer

joannerusso

Date

August 25, 2017 04:32 PM EDT

Description

obs is for the parasitoid (Schizura unicornis on Betula papyrifera)

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What

Striped Lynx Spider (Oxyopes salticus)

Observer

jgw_atx

Date

April 8, 2020 06:31 PM CDT

Description

Finally found a male. Still waiting for one that's patient enough to let me get a good shot of the iridescent/metallic abdomen.

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What

Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)

Observer

naufalurfi

Date

March 30, 2020 11:14 AM WIB

Description

Having a frog for lunch

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Observer

mira_l_b

Date

March 2020

Description

Not familiar to me

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What

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

Observer

agonzalo

Date

January 31, 2020 08:26 AM EST

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What

Scarce Straw Pearl (Paracorsia repandalis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

August 2019

Description

I’m guessing ostrinia nubilalis

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What

Common Tree Crickets (Genus Oecanthus)

Observer

mira_l_b

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What

Pine Tree Cricket (Oecanthus pini)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2019

Description

Whatever it is it’s super neat.

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Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)

Observer

bobbyfingers

Date

August 1986

Description

Everybody's heard of "Walking with Dinosaurs" - how about "Swimming with Salamanders"? haha! Part of an awesome field day with my cousin Pete 30-some years ago - found about 15 of these amazing creatures in all growth stages, saw Long-tailed Salamanders, Milksnakes, Wood Turtles - and even saved a beautiful black-phase Timber Rattler from a miserable fate at the hands of two trout fishermen (of the "only good snake is a dead snake" mentality!). Good times! Happy Valentine's Day to all the lovely Ladies of iNaturalist!

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What

Minute Jumping Spider (Talavera minuta)

Observer

salticidude

Date

April 2019

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

cameala

Date

January 11, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Description

Cross between red shouldered hawk and red tailed hawk

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

jamestoney

Date

July 11, 2010 10:05 PM ADT

Description

WVL

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What

Owlflies (Subfamily Ascalaphinae)

Observer

geechartier

Date

November 26, 2019 02:20 PM +07

Description

At first I saw only the spider (Telamonia dimidiata). Then I noticed it seemed to be attached to something, and a photo revealed the jaws of a larva of an owlfly (Ascalaphinae, Myrmeleontidae).

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What

Channeled Whelk (Busycotypus canaliculatus)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

December 26, 2019 06:28 PM EST

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What

Searobins (Family Triglidae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

December 21, 2019 02:44 PM EST

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What

Morning-glory Leafminer Moth (Bedellia somnulentella)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

October 2019

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What

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Observer

jgw_atx

Date

December 6, 2019 01:04 PM CST

Description

Tiny, presumably a juvenile. About 4mm body length.

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What

Threeteeth (Genus Triodopsis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

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What

Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)

Observer

gregleclair

Date

July 23, 2019 04:43 PM EDT

Description

Found in a back room of Hannaford by a family member. Likely came in with produce from tropical regions. Any additional ID help would be useful.

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Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

pberk

Date

November 19, 2019 02:20 PM EST

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

October 31, 2019 01:27 PM EDT

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Black-sided Flowerpecker (Dicaeum monticolum)

Observer

mfaucher

Date

September 30, 2019 04:35 PM +08

Description

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Observer

jasondombroskie

Date

October 20, 2019 04:33 PM EDT

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What

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)

Observer

alexis_orion

Date

March 17, 2019 12:18 PM CET

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What

Plum Finger Gall Mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 7, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

Description

Very possibly wrong about host

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What

Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus)

Observer

diegocarau

Date

May 25, 2014

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What

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

April 2017

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Observer

mira_l_b

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What

Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps (Suborder Symphyta)

Observer

vivian88

Date

September 20, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

Description

Shaggy white caterpillar on plants, several different size caterpillars but all white shaggy very strange

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What

Polygyrid Snails (Family Polygyridae)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

September 16, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

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Observer

jasondombroskie

Date

September 19, 2019 06:16 PM EDT

Description

On Quercus rubra

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Observer

joannerusso

Date

September 19, 2019 08:07 AM EDT

Description

fungus on a spider host and a green lacewing cocoon on the left!

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What

Ant-eating Spiders (Genus Euryopis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2019

Description

Orb weaver?

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What

Shining Dichomeris Moth (Dichomeris ochripalpella)

Observer

jasondombroskie

Date

July 24, 2019 05:23 PM EDT

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What

Slate Drakes (Genus Isonychia)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

June 2019

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What

Long-jawed Jumping Spiders (Genus Hentzia)

Observer

claggy

Date

June 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rocky Mountain Clearwing (Hemaris thetis)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

June 11, 2019 07:24 PM EDT

Description

Hemaris thetis. Photographed near Grave Lake, East Kootenay, British Columbia on 11 June 2019.

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Observer

jasondombroskie

Date

June 13, 2019 09:51 PM EDT

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What

Flea Jumping Spider (Naphrys pulex)

Observer

jeremyhussell

Date

May 25, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

Description

Female above, male below, if I'm right.

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What

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Observer

sheliahargis

Date

October 21, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Description

Not sure what is going on but this is the fourth birder that I know of who has had a phoebe perch on their binoculars or on their person at Commons Ford.

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What

American Great Egret (Ardea alba ssp. egretta)

Observer

jpleonar

Date

December 15, 2017 11:49 AM EST

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What

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Observer

arianeg

Date

May 7, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Description

Tried to drink from the hummingbird feeder, then decided to nibble on some geraniums

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What

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Date

May 4, 2019 10:09 AM CDT

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What

Aster Yellows Phytoplasma (Phytoplasma asteris)

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

August 10, 2008 07:41 AM EDT

Description

Coneflower infected with aster yellows phytoplasma.

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What

Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

July 2014

Description

exploring from one end of the deck to other mostly in pursuit of hummingbird feeders. I was standing only feet away and made myself as non-aggressive as possible while photographing the whole encounter. The snake seemed unperturbed by me and just generally curious about finding a way to eat hummingbirds or reach the phoebe nest, neither of which it accomplished due in part, to the large rectangular deck posts which proved hard to scale.

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What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

mira_l_b

Date

April 2016

Description

@bobbyfingers, this is one you might appreciate: I made a terrible first impression on this lady by opening my front door two inches and smacking her in the head with it. Presumably, this is a female looking to make a scrape to lay eggs and not a door-to-door saleswoman selling armor. Unfortunately, she chose the tumbling escape route off the side of the front deck and not the stairs I assume she came up in the first place. She then took a second tumble from the bed she landed in down to the paved path below her. She showed no signs of damage and seemed unfazed by what looked like a serious tumble. We were both a bit in shock but thankfully, we both left the scene with digits intact. I'm very interested to hear if anyone else has had such an experience? I've had plenty of garden encounters but not a snapper climbing 5 steps and trying to dig into the front door. Very cool.

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Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Observer

nsharp

Date

June 19, 2018 06:40 AM EDT

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What

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Observer

bouteloua

Date

August 24, 2013

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What

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Observer

arianeg

Date

April 8, 2019 08:08 PM EDT

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What

Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar)

Observer

arianeg

Date

March 6, 2019 11:57 AM EST

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What

Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Observer

bobbyfingers

Date

May 1979

Description

As I continue to dig around in my attic and cellar, I'm not just finding "dirt" - I'm finding observations that are "older than" it! haha! This is absolutely the darkest "Black Timber" I've ever encountered (and, I've seen - let's say... a "few") in 40 years - no pattern visible whatsoever, even completely black ventrally! Truly a "masterpiece of melanism". Scooted off the road to safety in 1979, in the vicinity of the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves, Ulster County, NY.