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What

Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

tweedledee

Date

March 10, 2019 11:05 AM CDT

Description

pair on nest

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

shrike2

Date

May 21, 2014 07:24 AM PDT

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

June 26, 2018 11:25 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake
Pool by Winsted parking lot
Photo 1:
Almost Like a Ballet
First thing I do at the spillway is to look over the fence to see if any wildlife is by the parking lot. This time I had to scramble to get my camera up to capture a battle in progress. Snowy egrets are known for engaging in mock territorial battles. They look fierce but they never actually come in contact or inflict injuries. I didn't have time to focus or fiddle, all I could do was point & click as quick as possible.
Photo 2:
This Battle Is Not Mock
They both leaped in the air so suddenly I didn't get all of the top one in this shot. But it dawned on me that this was not the usual mock battle. Contact was definitely being made.
Photo 3:
The Iron Claw
This reminded me of a wrestling move as the top snowy drove a sharp toenail into the skull of the lower sno
Photo 4:
Death Grip
Check out the grip they have on each other's foot! And the one on top is driving that beak into the head of the lower one. For sure not a mock battle. This was the last shot I got. The next action happened too fast for me to keep up. Lower bird broke the grip and flew over the tree line with the other in hot pursuit.

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 26, 2019 03:41 PM CDT

Description

I am keeping an eye on three active Black-chinned Hummingbird nests on the property where we are living this summer. The female is still apparently incubating on all three nests. I hope if one or more of the nests successfully hatch young I can get some good shots of the female feeding the babies. Male hummingbirds play no part in nest building or raising young, so the only adults visible will be the females. These shots are of the same nest from two different angles using my truck as a blind. Black-chinned is the only nesting hummingbird species locally.

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 3, 2019 04:06 PM CDT

Description

One June 27, I posted some shots of this female Black-chinned Hummingbird incubating eggs on a nest.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27780904
She now has at least one tiny chick. If you look closely you can see the tiny head and bill of one chick as the mother feeds it.

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 15, 2019 03:26 PM CDT

Description

This is my fourth posting of this same nest, starting June 26, 2019.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27718328
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27780904
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28145676
One chick hatched July 3, I think. There are now two chicks in the nest just a few days from fledgling. I'll try to keep some photo records of them as my time permits.

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 27, 2019 05:03 PM CDT

Description

This is the same Black-chinned Hummingbird nest from the previous day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27718328
just from a different angle and with a different lens.

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What

Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

July 2, 2019 10:21 AM CDT

Description

Pflugerville, Travis Co TX

Purple Martin with Common Green Darner female

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

gstclair

Date

July 6, 2019 09:36 AM CDT

Description

Mother did a flyby then landed in a tree 40 feet away. Came in hovered looking around then landed.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 14, 2018 03:25 PM CST

Description

This adult Red-tailed Hawk started screaming at me as soon as I stopped my vehicle. He/she continued to scream as it flew away....not happy with me at all.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

yuck-dog

Date

October 19, 2018 09:57 AM MST

Description

Hawk killing a california ground squirrel

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tvasquez

Date

November 17, 2018 10:15 AM CST

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 1, 2015

Description

I was very surprised to see a black colored White-tailed Deer fawn this evening behind my house. I have seen some very dark White-tailed Deer in this area in the past:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/816864
but not one like this. These are just quick shots, taken against the light and as the deer were rapidly moving away, but this black fawn can be seen in company with normally colored fawns. I will be trying to get more and better shots in the next few days.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

tvasquez

Date

November 10, 2018 02:59 PM CST

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

bill-blauvelt

Date

March 4, 2016 03:33 PM EST

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What

Southern Lion Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita

Observer

mariannfbrown

Date

June 1, 2018 09:44 AM +03

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What

Maasai Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. tippelskirchi

Observer

mariannfbrown

Date

June 1, 2018 01:45 PM +03

Place

Kenya (Google, OSM)

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Olive Baboon Papio anubis

Observer

mariannfbrown

Date

June 1, 2018 11:52 AM +03

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

February 8, 2017 12:11 PM CST

Description

White Rock lake, Winfrey Point
4 part behavior series
Photo 1: Mr. Kestrel On A Wire
Found the male kestrel perched on the wire, got as close as I dared and took his photo. He is so pretty. Wished he would turn around.
Photo 2: Something Catches His Attention
While I had him in the view of my camera, he suddenly turned and got very interested in something to his left. Before I could see what it was, he disappeared from view. I looked up from the camera, saw what was happening and hurried to where he now was, trying not to make sudden movements to scare him.
Photo 3: Carpe Diem
The female kestrel had lit on the wire down from him & he had instantly flown over and hopped on top of her. This was the only shot I got of the mating action because it literally lasted all of 25 seconds & part of that was me moving to where they now were. My first time to see kestrels mating. No courting involved, very much a wham bam event.
Photo 4: 25 Seconds Later
This was my next click after the mating shot. It was all over that quick. Right after this shot they both flew off in different directions. Glad I captured the moment, if I had blinked I would have missed it.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jcentavo

Date

January 20, 2018 12:17 PM CST

Description

Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk

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Plains Clubtail Gomphurus externus

Observer

brentano

Date

April 22, 2016 02:15 PM CDT

Description

Finally went back and took time to edit all photos from this bioblitz in 2016. I know, I know.....

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

terrilldactyl

Date

October 14, 2017 08:59 AM PDT

Description

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

mariannfbrown

Date

October 3, 2016 04:33 PM CDT