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什麼

灰松鼠 (Sciurus carolinensis)

觀察者

aidanrf

日期

3月 6, 2022 08:44 EST

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什麼

百脈根 (Lotus corniculatus)

觀察者

rose472

日期

7月 17, 2022 12:05 EDT

描述

Animal is a stuffy named Rosie Sparkle Farts

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什麼

夜鷺 (Nycticorax nycticorax)

觀察者

bridget231

日期

9月 2, 2023 19:08 EDT

描述

Juvenile

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觀察者

john_erickson

日期

6月 12, 2020 20:40 UTC

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什麼

生物 (生物)

觀察者

empostenka

日期

7月 28, 2023 09:09 EDT

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觀察者

rosebones

日期

5月 8, 2019 21:08 CDT

描述

78 degrees, 82% humidity, scattered showers

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觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

6月 2023

地點

Ontario, CA (Google, OSM)

描述

THEY WERE SO CUTE!!! I found a nest nest, three babies in it! I will keep an eye on it for all of you guys, was right beside the path.

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觀察者

frodejacobsen

日期

6月 25, 2023 04:30 EDT

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什麼

紅翅黑鸝 (Agelaius phoeniceus)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

6月 27, 2023 15:59 EDT

描述

I feel so bad for the deer. It was being attacked right in the eye by a male re-wing. I love how the deer just kept on going, even with this mean blackbird.

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什麼

木紋響尾蛇 (Crotalus horridus)

觀察者

aaron_graham

日期

5月 2023

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什麼

加拿大雁 (Branta canadensis)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

5月 30, 2023 20:04 EDT

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什麼

沼澤帶鵐 (Melospiza georgiana)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

5月 22, 2023 10:49 EDT

描述

FOY

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什麼

鶯鷦鷯 (Troglodytes aedon)

觀察者

bill-blauvelt

日期

5月 20, 2023 08:03 EDT

描述

With two nests in the tin man.

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什麼

東部棉尾兔 (Sylvilagus floridanus)

觀察者

mhajder

日期

6月 13, 2016

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什麼

美洲豬牙花 (Erythronium americanum)

觀察者

myco_mama_vt

日期

5月 2, 2021 18:23 EDT

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什麼

美洲豬牙花 (Erythronium americanum)

觀察者

bmeade00

日期

3月 29, 2021 16:30 EDT

描述

330 nm uv Fluorescence.

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什麼

加拿大鐵杉 (Tsuga canadensis)

觀察者

etantrah

日期

5月 13, 2023 15:36 EDT

描述

treated and no adelgid seen on 2-3 scattered twig checks

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觀察者

accipitergentilis

日期

1月 7, 2023 14:37 EST

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什麼

加州黑櫟 (Quercus kelloggii)

觀察者

aaron_echols

日期

1月 2, 2022 12:51 PST

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觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

5月 6, 2023 08:05 EDT

描述

Uh... Nice mustache you got there... didn't know grackles could have one...

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什麼

旅鶇 (Turdus migratorius)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

5月 2023

地點

Ontario, CA (Google, OSM)

描述

MUST...GET...WORM...

照片/聲音

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

5月 1, 2023 16:18 EDT

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觀察者

kyle_klotz

日期

4月 2023

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什麼

大藍鷺 (Ardea herodias)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

4月 20, 2023 15:16 EDT

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什麼

Erora laeta

觀察者

kyle_klotz

日期

4月 2023

地點

Maryland, US (Google, OSM)

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什麼

西美鷗 (Larus occidentalis)

觀察者

cstewart88

日期

6月 10, 2022 17:49 PDT

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什麼

亞馬遜王霸鶲 (Onychorhynchus coronatus)

觀察者

cristianrial

日期

4月 27, 2014 09:33 -05

描述

Bosque denso

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觀察者

amielhopkins

日期

10月 27, 2019 16:54 EDT

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觀察者

philwarren

日期

1月 12, 2018 12:31 PST

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什麼

紅狐 (Vulpes vulpes)

觀察者

mike_mosser

日期

4月 10, 2023 10:05 EDT

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觀察者

altobejo

日期

9月 27, 2020 09:45 +13

描述

Found floating on it's side in the shallows. Picked up by hand and then released after photos

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觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

4月 6, 2023 16:02 EDT

描述

You may have made a great, funny pic, but why did you look at me like that?!

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什麼

綠色藍鴉 (Cyanocorax yncas)

觀察者

hydrobates_tethys

日期

1月 23, 2021 08:02 CST

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什麼

綠色藍鴉 (Cyanocorax yncas)

觀察者

a-tristis

日期

3月 24, 2023 18:44 CDT

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什麼

綠頭鴨 (Anas platyrhynchos)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

3月 22, 2023 15:19 EDT

描述

Its funny how ducks sometimes sit on peoples house roofs.

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什麼

哀鴿 (Zenaida macroura)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

3月 2023

地點

Ontario, CA (Google, OSM)

描述

Such cuties!!! They were allopreening each other! I find they look like they were hugging :)

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什麼

赤肩鵟 (Buteo lineatus)

觀察者

jdlacy

日期

10月 15, 2021 13:00 EDT

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什麼

紅翅黑鸝 (Agelaius phoeniceus)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

3月 2023

地點

Ontario, CA (Google, OSM)

描述

First one to the feeder!

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什麼

白胸鳾 (Sitta carolinensis)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

3月 15, 2023 11:35 EDT

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什麼

暗眼燈草鵐 (Junco hyemalis)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

3月 2023

地點

Ontario, CA (Google, OSM)

描述

Not sure what is going on hear but I think he is yawning and stretching at the same time! Held this position for a couple of seconds.

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什麼

綠鬣蜥 (Iguana iguana)

觀察者

gatorhawk

日期

2月 3, 2023 12:31 EST

描述

Two males fought for control of my pool deck. The greener one ended up winning when it successfully shoved the other off the edge. Here's a short video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDKqu1oqkjY

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什麼

川秋沙 (Mergus merganser)

觀察者

ausrazilinskiene

日期

7月 3, 2016 12:58 EEST

描述

Juveniles.

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什麼

綠頭鴨 (Anas platyrhynchos)

觀察者

caterpillar511

日期

2月 25, 2023 15:25 EST

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什麼

黑尾鹿 (Odocoileus hemionus)

觀察者

samroom

日期

12月 21, 2021 16:01 UTC

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觀察者

ckhunt

日期

7月 2, 2021 13:33 EDT

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觀察者

liliumtbn

日期

1月 2023

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什麼

美洲隼 (Falco sparverius)

觀察者

bugsarecute

日期

1月 29, 2019 16:01 UTC

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什麼

路易氏雙髻鯊 (Sphyrna lewini)

觀察者

ecovore

日期

1月 2007

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觀察者

blakemross

日期

6月 6, 2021 22:34 ADT

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什麼

草地鷚 (Sturnella magna)

觀察者

dchernack

日期

6月 8, 2020 15:09 EDT

描述

Liar!

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什麼

白腹魚狗 (Megaceryle alcyon)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

4月 4, 2017 08:26 CDT

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觀察者

elharo

日期

5月 3, 2021 08:24 EDT

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什麼

皇家鳳頭燕鷗 (Thalasseus maximus)

觀察者

jalinage00

日期

7月 2, 2016 22:06 CDT

描述

Las crías son de Charral Sandwich y Real

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什麼

琵嘴鴨 (Spatula clypeata)

觀察者

kiwikiu

日期

12月 29, 2019 13:28 PST

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什麼

綠頭鴨 (Anas platyrhynchos)

觀察者

inasiebert

日期

11月 22, 2022 13:35 CET

描述

Hunting and catching several fish, but having trouble swallowing them. A female Mallard was more successful.

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什麼

太平鳥 (Bombycilla garrulus)

觀察者

mhalsted

日期

11月 23, 2022 14:46 EST

描述

This is an all TIME FIRST for up here!!! I couldn't believe my eyes, (nor ears when they took flight!). Waited patiently for them to come even closer, but then a car had to come along...They were eating Winter Hollyberries, and of course by the time I got back they had disappeared. There were over 100 of them!
Hope the pics can confirm they are indeed Bohemians.

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什麼

黑頂白頰林鶯 (Setophaga striata)

觀察者

bonesmith

日期

9月 22, 2021 04:15 EDT

地點

Chicago (Google, OSM)

描述

Help me identify the home invader that woke me up at 4 AM

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觀察者

tate_putman

日期

1月 14, 2023 14:41 CST

描述

RIP my dear TRUS

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什麼

薄翅螳 (Mantis religiosa)

觀察者

vmoser

日期

7月 17, 2016 15:53 CEST

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觀察者

somerandombirder

日期

3月 7, 2021 09:58 EST

描述

Apparently BWTE X Gadwall. Seen with blue-winged teals on Lust.

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觀察者

maurer416

日期

9月 2022

地點

Arkansas, US (Google, OSM)

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觀察者

amypadgett

日期

7月 18, 2020 14:33 EDT

描述

Juvenile plumage, drab brown above with buffy spots on mantle, back, and coverts; underparts white with brown streaks.

Juveniles can be confused with juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax), but Yellow-crowneds have more erect posture, heavier bill, longer legs, finer spots on upperparts, and finer streaks on underparts. (Per Birds of the world)

I also find the gold eye color helpful in telling night-herons apart from other juvenile herons.

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什麼

普通燕鷗 (Sterna hirundo)

觀察者

jlayman

日期

7月 22, 2018 15:35 EDT

描述

This little muffin has the distinction of being the first bird banded of my ornithological career.

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什麼

家兔 (Oryctolagus cuniculus ssp. domesticus)

觀察者

apistopanchax

日期

1月 2023

描述

Weird roadkill… Didn’t appear to be a cottontail. A European Rabbit perhaps? Escaped pet? But it appeared to have a thick full winter coat as though it were acclimated to the climate. I don’t think there’s an established feral population?

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什麼

白枕鵲鴨 (Bucephala albeola)

觀察者

badger8181

日期

2月 22, 2020 14:20 CST

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觀察者

billhubick

日期

6月 2008

描述

Found near the highest point in Maryland, where I've long hoped to confirm Appalachian Cottontail (Sylvilagus obscurus). A dark mark between the ears does seem to be present. Last photo is by Tom Feild.

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什麼

栗翅鵟 (Parabuteo unicinctus)

觀察者

a-tristis

日期

10月 26, 2021 10:43 CDT

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什麼

美洲蛇鵜 (Anhinga anhinga)

觀察者

a-tristis

日期

3月 27, 2022 17:38 CDT

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什麼

紅尾鵟 (Buteo jamaicensis)

觀察者

woodlandpaths

日期

2月 4, 2022 12:29 EST

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觀察者

tysmith

日期

8月 10, 2020 15:28 EDT

描述

First likely naturally occurring VA record. After talking with Ned Brinkley on Sunday, I had many questions. He said back in the 80’s they saw Green Anoles all over False Cape SP. I figured that means they must’ve been at Back Bay and could possibly still be there. So, I decided to check out the Coastal Live Oak forest to see if I could and lo and behold... Found one on the boardwalk. It was too hot to look much longer, but I feel there should have been reports of these throughout the years... This old male had several battle scars from fighting, so he is probably not alone. Only 13 miles from a known NC population. Released after photographed.

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什麼

栗翅鵟 (Parabuteo unicinctus)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

2月 12, 2006

描述

Harris's Hawk

Parabuteo unicinctus
immature (L) and sub-adult in
dispute over food item
near McCook,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
12 February 2006

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什麼

綠頭鴨 (Anas platyrhynchos)

觀察者

raymie

日期

1月 20, 2020 10:43 HST

描述

Mallard on a platform feeder.

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什麼

美洲鸕鶿 (Nannopterum brasilianum)

觀察者

ninawenoli

日期

11月 3, 2017 15:32 UTC

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什麼

白腹鰹鳥 (Sula leucogaster)

觀察者

terrilldactyl

日期

9月 5, 2011

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什麼

長鬚鯨 (Balaenoptera physalus)

觀察者

spyingnaturalist

日期

11月 2022

描述

Shark researchers carving blubber to use as bait in Great White Shark studies. Last photo shows the two large bites from a Great White Shark!

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什麼

冠藍鴉 (Cyanocitta cristata)

觀察者

treegrow

日期

4月 14, 2018 11:42 EDT

描述

Cyanocitta cristata harassing Pantherophis alleghaniensis. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

There were at least half a dozen blue jays raising a ruckus high up in the trees. I had no idea what it was all about until I reviewed the pictures and saw the snake slithering through the branches. The jays must have been trying to protect nearby nests from the predator.

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什麼

亞馬遜河豚 (Inia geoffrensis)

觀察者

schaferpho

日期

7月 2008

描述

Amazon River Dolphins or Botos (Inia geoffrensis) Mother and Calf underwater in Flooded Forest, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil

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什麼

朱紅蜂鳥 (Calypte anna)

觀察者

lilbabybaba

日期

4月 30, 2022 16:35 PDT

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什麼

綠頭鴨 (Anas platyrhynchos)

觀察者

that_bug_guy

日期

11月 3, 2022 17:59 EDT

描述

"Cheese!"

I laughed so hard when I first took the photo! I didn't expect him to smile at me like that! XD

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觀察者

bugsnbirdsnplants

日期

10月 8, 2022 11:35 CST

描述

lunch had other ideas!

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觀察者

mariatataru

日期

11月 12, 2022 15:02 EST

描述

Landed on my dogs leash while we were walking!

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什麼

美洲隼 (Falco sparverius)

觀察者

luisprevedel

日期

12月 7, 2022 13:31 -03

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觀察者

johnasl

日期

11月 16, 2019 12:56 CST

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什麼

綠嘴黑鴨 (Anas rubripes)

觀察者

jason_miller

日期

12月 26, 2022 14:16 EST

描述

a bit to the right and down from center of photo, out-numbered 100:1 by mallards :)

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什麼

魚鷹 (Pandion haliaetus)

觀察者

jsbdives

日期

11月 16, 2021 07:11 MST

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觀察者

bert_filemyr

日期

5月 29, 2012 09:02 EDT

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觀察者

bert_filemyr

日期

5月 3, 2011 12:25 EDT

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什麼

紅狐 (Vulpes vulpes)

觀察者

bert_filemyr

日期

8月 17, 2010 07:59 EDT

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觀察者

mabat5

日期

11月 1, 2016 13:56 CST

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觀察者

davy

日期

1月 6, 2014

地點

Metztitlan (Google, OSM)

描述

Creo que esa es la identificacion

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什麼

真海豚 (Delphinus delphis)

觀察者

bridgetspencer

日期

11月 26, 2022 13:34 PST

描述

3-5 thousand in a large megapod

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什麼

姬葦鳽 (Ixobrychus exilis)

觀察者

boatbirder

日期

10月 7, 2022 16:35 BST

描述

A first for the UK ~ Bird was taken into care and sadly died in the night only weighing 50g ~ I believe the average is about 86g. Sad end to an incredible journey!

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什麼

笛鴴 (Charadrius melodus)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

9月 2015

地點

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

描述

Between 21-24 September I observed and photographed 24 different color banded Piping Plovers on the upper Texas coast and adjacent Louisiana. 22 in Texas, 2 in Louisiana. I have provided data and photos on all these birds to various governmental agencies in the U.S. and Canada, as well as several universities who are involved in various projects with Piping Plovers. I'll hold off posting these to iNat until I get data on the bird and its origin. I received info on this bird today, so I'll post that record here for the information to be available on iNat for anyone interested.

Piping Plover 4G9
22 September 2015
Sea Rim State Park, Jefferson Co., Texas
29.6730
-94.0471
Right leg above joint: yellow flag with black lettering “4G9”
Right leg below joint: blue over green
Left leg above joint: metal numbered band
Left leg below joint: yellow over green

USGS Missouri River Tern & Plover Team
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jamestown, North Dakota
Piping Plover 4G9 - banded as an adult on 6 July 2015 on the Missouri River south of Bismarck, ND.

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觀察者

greglasley

日期

1月 27, 1996

描述

South Georgia Diving Petrel
Cooper Bay, South Georgia
27 Jan 1996

On trips to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, birds will regularly land on the the ship overnight. They probably become confused by the navigation lights, etc. In any event, most are not injured, and morning patrols of the ship often revealed several birds on the decks. This South Georgia Diving Petrel was picked up from the deck, examined and photographed, then tossed overboard into the wind. It flew safely away.

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什麼

西美鷗 (Larus occidentalis)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

11月 14, 2013

描述

Western Gull
Larus occidentalis
Bonita Cove,
San Diego,
San Diego Co., California
14 November 2013

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什麼

黃昏雀 (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

3月 20, 2015

描述

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22439502
I arrived at a friend's ranch off of Hamilton Pool Road in western Travis Co., Texas at 11 AM this morning. I was there to pick him up and we were going into the town of Bee Cave to meet with another friend for lunch. I knocked on the door and as I stood there at the front door waiting for him to open it, I happened to glance at a sunflower seed feeder about 30 feet away. I was stunned to see a male Evening Grosbeak calmly eating sunflower seeds! This is a very rare bird in Texas, especially in recent years, with only 10 documented records in the state since 2009 and most of them in the far northern or far western portions of the state. When my friend Mike opened the door I excitedly pointed at the bird and told him what it was and then I headed back to my car to get a camera. I was fearful that the bird would depart before I had a chance to get any photos. I grabbed a point and shoot camera and got a few quick shots, but I also had a Tamron 150-600 lens and camera in the car so after a few quick documentary shots, I brought the better lens back to the front door and we stood there for about 10 minutes admiring the bird and taking photos. I was probably able to take 75 or so images to document this rare occurrence. It was dark and overcast and about to rain so I had to use 3200 ISO to get any shutter speed, but the images are decent. I'll post several shots, two of which have a Lesser Goldfinch also in the view and another with a Black-crested Titmouse to lend credence to the location. Those are two species that would not normally be seen with an Evening Grosbeak. The grosbeak flew back up into a Live Oak and vanished from view, and Mike and I headed in to our lunch engagement. Mike's wife kept an eye on the feeder and as of this writing (2:15 PM CST) the bird has not returned. Rain storm conditions are brewing and it was drizzling when we left. If the bird returns and/or establishes regular visits to the feeder we will let local folks know so hopefully others may enjoy this special visitor. The last time I saw an Evening Grosbeak in Texas was 29 years ago in 1986:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/162675
which is some indication of the rarity of this bird in the state.

Update 6 PM, 20 March: The bird did not make another visit to the feeder all day. We'll see about tomorrow.

Update 12:30 PM, 21 March. Unfortunately, the bird has been a no-show since this initial observation.

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什麼

灰藍蚋鶯 (Polioptila caerulea)

觀察者

greglasley

日期

1月 23, 2018 14:26 CST

照片/聲音

觀察者

greglasley

日期

10月 2018

地點

Mara, TZ (Google, OSM)

描述

Mara River,
Serengeti National Park,
Tanzania
27 October 2018

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觀察者

greglasley

日期

7月 18, 2017 15:58 CDT

描述

This will be way overkill in regards to photos but this was a very exciting discovery for @upupamartin and me.

Elegant Tern
Thalasseus elegans
North Padre Island,
Kleberg Co., Texas
18 July 2017

Details: Martin Reid @upupamartin and I decided to make a day trip to the Corpus Christi area to look for dragonflies. We spent some time in Kingsville as well as Corpus Christi and by 1 PM it was so hot that our enthusiasm for continuing to walk in the sun and heat was waning (or at least my enthusiasm was waning!) so we decided to do a little beach driving to see what birds the late summer might be returning to the Texas coast before we had to drive home to San Antonio and Austin. We drove down to Padre Island National Seashore and checked out Bird Island Basin and Malaquite Beach and noted many flocks of hundreds of Black Terns as well as Least Terns, Royals, and the other expected Texas coast species of late July. At about 3:30 PM we drove north on the beach heading north toward the Bob Hall Pier and left the national seashore. We were about 3/4 mile north of the national seashore boundary when we noted a juvenile Royal Tern pestering an adult so I thought I’d try to get a few shots of this interaction. I turned the front of my vehicle toward the surf so I could take some shots out the driver’s window with the sun more or less from behind but still quite high overhead. As I am taking the shots of the two Royals:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7118108
something in the background caught my eye. There was another tern with a very long, very slender, and very bright orange/red bill with a full black shaggy crest. I thought to myself that it looked like an Elegant Tern, but then thought to myself…this is Texas, that is normally a Pacific coast bird. As I am still looking through my camera I saw a second bird that looked like an Elegant Tern. Then both birds started preening and the bills were no longer visible. I told Martin that I think there are two Elegant Terns here. Martin was also looking but at the moment the birds had their bills hidden while preening. The two suspect terns were physically smaller than Royals, perhaps the size of Sandwich Terns or a little larger by direct comparison. Martin said something to the effect of “Are you sure?” and at that moment I started to doubt what I had seen, but then one of the terns picked its bill up and I said rather emphatically “Those are Elegant Terns!”. Martin said something like “uh…yes, yes yes!” or words to that effect. We started taking photos, and in the end together we likely shot 600+ images of these birds. We were with the birds for just over an hour and 15 minutes. The information on these birds was posted to various bird alerts by Sheridan Coffey, Martin’s wife, and we sent her an image or two from the back viewer on the camera. We called several people, but most were too far away to get to our location the same afternoon. Both Mel Cooksey and Jon McIntyre got to us within about 45 minutes and were both able to see and photograph the birds extensively. Jon @mako252 has some shots on iNat at:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7110585

Elegant Tern has six previous records for Texas, so this should be the 7th.

Description: These were medium to large terns, perhaps slightly larger than adjacent Sandwich Terns. They seemed to be ca. 80% the size and bulk of adjacent Royal Terns; but obviously smaller. One of the Elegant Terns was still in mostly breeding plumage with more or less a full black, shaggy crest. There were a few white spots showing up on the forehead. The second Elegant Tern had a mostly white fore crown but still displayed a shaggy crest. Their bills were bright red/orange, as long or longer than Royal Terns, but very thin and almost slightly de-curved looking. Refer to the images for more information. Martin and I both have seen many Elegant Terns in California, Mexico and various South America locations so we have some experience with the ID of the species.

Image 1: shows the adult and juv. Royal Tern I was photographing for:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7118108
and in the center of the shot you can see what caught my eye…an Elegant Tern.
Image 2: Elegant Tern with Sandwich and Black Terns
Image 3: Good view of bill shape and structure of one of the Elegant Terns
Image 4: Elegant Tern in center
Image 5, 6: Two Royal Terns in front, Elegant in rear
Image 7, 8: both Elegant Terns
Image 9, 10: side by side comparison of the bills of a Royal Tern and an Elegant Tern
Image 11: Elegant Tern
Image 12: Elegant Tern in front on Royal Tern. Even though the Elegant is closer to the camera, note the larger size and bulk of the Royal.
Image 13, 14: Two Elegants and two Royals
Image 15: both Elegant Terns
Image 16: one Elegant Tern
Image 17, 18: wing stretch by an Elegant Tern near two Laughing Gulls
Image 19-26: Elegant Tern bathing