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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Observer

billpranty

Date

May 8, 2022 02:39 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Birding the pond after lunch.

Barn Swallow - Photo (c) Ad Konings, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ad Konings
dmfraser's ID: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Added on August 02, 2022
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Little Glassywing (Vernia verna)

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 29, 2022

Description

With Don Fraser and Linda Cooper. Surprisingly, it was not oppressively humid inside the hammock, but the ground was flooded in places from recent rains. The mosquitoes were very mild.

Little Glassywing - Photo (c) summerazure, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dmfraser's ID: Little Glassywing (Vernia verna)
Added on July 30, 2022
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What

Black-dotted Hemeroplanis Moth (Hemeroplanis habitalis)

Observer

billpranty

Date

May 1, 2022

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

Black-dotted Hemeroplanis Moth - Photo (c) cotinis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dmfraser's ID: Black-dotted Hemeroplanis Moth (Hemeroplanis habitalis)
Added on July 25, 2022
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Pseudanthracia Moth (Pseudanthracia coracias)

Observer

billpranty

Date

April 15, 2020

Description

With Don Fraser. ID by iNat's AI; I apologize in advance if the species listed is way out of range.

Pseudanthracia Moth - Photo (c) James Bailey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by James Bailey
dmfraser's ID: Pseudanthracia Moth (Pseudanthracia coracias)
Added on July 24, 2022
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Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Observer

billpranty

Date

May 7, 2022

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Less than 90 minutes before sunset; we weren't sure if any gamebirds would still be active. They were!

The pheasants and partridges are presumed escapees from an adjacent hunting "preserve" where hundreds of birds can be released in a single day, mostly to be gunned down immediately by people who pay big bucks for the "sport.".

The bobwhites are presumed wild individuals.

Red-legged Partridge - Photo (c) sdrov, all rights reserved, uploaded by sdrov
dmfraser's ID: Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Added on July 24, 2022
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What

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Observer

billpranty

Date

May 7, 2022

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Less than 90 minutes before sunset; we weren't sure if any gamebirds would still be active. They were!

The pheasants and partridges are presumed escapees from an adjacent hunting "preserve" where hundreds of birds can be released in a single day, mostly to be gunned down immediately by people who pay big bucks for the "sport.".

The bobwhites are presumed wild individuals.

Red-legged Partridge - Photo (c) sdrov, all rights reserved, uploaded by sdrov
dmfraser's ID: Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Added on July 24, 2022
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What

Mallard × Mottled Duck (Anas platyrhynchos × fulvigula)

Observer

billpranty

Date

April 29, 2022

Description

A solo visit to look for -- and find! -- the juvenile Snail Kite that was discovered on the Aripeka-Bayport Christmas Bird Count on 15 Dec 2021 and recently determined to be regular here in the early morning.

Male; it looks good for a Mottled Duck except that the lower cheek is lightly streaked throughout.

Mallard × Mottled Duck - Photo (c) Jay L. Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
dmfraser's ID: Mallard × Mottled Duck (Anas platyrhynchos × fulvigula)
Added on July 24, 2022
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What

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Observer

billpranty

Date

November 26, 2021

Description

With Valeri Ponzo; the 49th Florida state park that we have visited together. :)

Saw Palmetto - Photo (c) Scott Zona, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dmfraser's ID: Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Added on July 24, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 4, 2022

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Satyrs to the fore! Don Fraser told us that this was a good spot for Gemmed Satyr and "Seminole" Texas Crescent. We found no crescents of any species, but lots of satyrs. Val found two Gemmed Satyrs and we each found an Appalachian Brown Satyr. I'll leave the IDs of the other satyrs to those more knowledgeable than I. At 1400, it was sunny, 91 degrees ("feels like" 100), and breezy out of the swamp, but absolutely stifling inside.

Hermeuptychia - Photo (c) Tom Murray, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Tom Murray
dmfraser's ID: Genus Hermeuptychia, a member of Alpines, Arctics, Nymphs and Satyrs (Tribe Satyrini)
Added on July 24, 2022
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Observer

billpranty

Date

July 4, 2022

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Satyrs to the fore! Don Fraser told us that this was a good spot for Gemmed Satyr and "Seminole" Texas Crescent. We found no crescents of any species, but lots of satyrs. Val found two Gemmed Satyrs and we each found an Appalachian Brown Satyr. I'll leave the IDs of the other satyrs to those more knowledgeable than I. At 1400, it was sunny, 91 degrees ("feels like" 100), and breezy out of the swamp, but absolutely stifling inside.

Hermeuptychia - Photo (c) Tom Murray, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Tom Murray
dmfraser's ID: Genus Hermeuptychia, a member of Alpines, Arctics, Nymphs and Satyrs (Tribe Satyrini)
Added on July 24, 2022
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What

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)

Observer

billpranty

Date

March 14, 2020

Description

With Valeri Ponzo and Don Fraser, along with many others including Brian Ahern and Bob Wallace.

First Florida record!

Val, Don, and I wrote a paper about this bird.

https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/FFN%2048.3%20pages%2090-98.pdf

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65807406

Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, all rights reserved
dmfraser's ID: Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
Added on July 24, 2022
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What

Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

Observer

eseaworthy

Date

May 23, 2020 09:55 AM EDT
Downy Woodpecker - Photo (c) César Andrés Castillo, all rights reserved, uploaded by César Andrés Castillo
dmfraser's ID: Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Added on July 20, 2022
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What

Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

Observer

marylusk

Date

June 8, 2020 11:36 AM EDT
Downy Woodpecker - Photo (c) César Andrés Castillo, all rights reserved, uploaded by César Andrés Castillo
dmfraser's ID: Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Added on July 20, 2022
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What

Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

Observer

sacketlc

Date

December 13, 2016 09:28 AM EST
Downy Woodpecker - Photo (c) César Andrés Castillo, all rights reserved, uploaded by César Andrés Castillo
dmfraser's ID: Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Added on July 20, 2022
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Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

Observer

fjakem

Date

March 13, 2020 03:11 PM EDT

Description

While I was walking, I heard a loud noise that sounded like something hitting wood. I looked up into the trees and spotted this woodpecker that had red at the tip of his head, white in a spotted pattern all over his body, and mostly covered in brown feathers.

Downy Woodpecker - Photo (c) César Andrés Castillo, all rights reserved, uploaded by César Andrés Castillo
dmfraser's ID: Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Added on July 20, 2022
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What

Fasciolated Graphic (Melipotis fasciolaris)

Observer

billpranty

Date

May 19, 2020 03:07 AM EDT

Description

On the front door as I left for work.

Fasciolated Graphic - Photo (c) Juan Carlos Garcia Morales, all rights reserved, uploaded by Juan Carlos Garcia Morales
dmfraser's ID: Fasciolated Graphic (Melipotis fasciolaris)
Added on July 20, 2022
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Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex)

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 26, 2020 09:30 AM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

Rainbow Scarab - Photo (c) Russell Pfau, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Russell Pfau
dmfraser's ID: Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex)
Added on July 20, 2022
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Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex)

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 26, 2020 09:30 AM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

Rainbow Scarab - Photo (c) Russell Pfau, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Russell Pfau
dmfraser's ID: Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex)
Added on July 20, 2022
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What

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Observer

billpranty

Date

November 1, 2020

Description

With Valeri Ponzo and Don Fraser.

Green Lynx Spider - Photo (c) Cletus Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dmfraser's ID: Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)
Added on July 20, 2022
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What

Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus)

Observer

billpranty

Date

June 14, 2020 03:02 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

In three different plumages; with a female Ringed Teal at bottom (tiny!).

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. This record is a resubmission because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Mallard - Photo (c) anonymous, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
dmfraser's ID: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Added on July 19, 2022
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What

Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)

Observer

billpranty

Date

June 14, 2020 03:02 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

Male.

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. This record is a resubmission because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Ringed Teal - Photo (c) Daniel Dias, all rights reserved, uploaded by Daniel Dias
dmfraser's ID: Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Added on July 19, 2022
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What

Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)

Observer

billpranty

Date

June 14, 2020 03:02 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

Female.

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. This record is a resubmission because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Ringed Teal - Photo (c) Daniel Dias, all rights reserved, uploaded by Daniel Dias
dmfraser's ID: Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Added on July 19, 2022
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What

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Observer

billpranty

Date

January 1, 2020

Description

New Year's Day birding/iNatting with Valeri Ponzo.

Queen - Photo (c) Derrick L. Mims, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Derrick L. Mims
dmfraser's ID: Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Added on July 19, 2022
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White-tipped Black (Melanchroia chephise)

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 29, 2018

Description

With Valeri Ponzo.

White-tipped Black - Photo (c) Ricardo Arredondo T., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ricardo Arredondo T.
dmfraser's ID: White-tipped Black (Melanchroia chephise)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)

Observer

billpranty

Date

April 26, 2021
Farkleberry - Photo (c) John C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by John C.
dmfraser's ID: Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

Observer

billpranty

Date

April 22, 2017

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Three males.

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. Several of these records are resubmissions because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Red-crested Pochard - Photo (c) Pirataber, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Pirataber
dmfraser's ID: Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

Observer

billpranty

Date

June 14, 2020 03:02 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Female.

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. Several of these records are resubmissions because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Red-crested Pochard - Photo (c) Pirataber, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Pirataber
dmfraser's ID: Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

Observer

billpranty

Date

July 26, 2020 02:11 PM EDT

Description

With Valeri Ponzo. Female.

To other iNatters: please do not mark this as "not wild" in the attributes. I admit that the "Tamarac duck pond" is a veritable Noah's Ark of released waterfowl, but they swim -- and in some cases, fly -- around the lake. And many have been present for years.

@raymie has looked into the issue of the validity of "counting" escapees/releases -- which of course is greatly confused -- but it seems that an intentionally released bird is nonetheless countable by iNat standards. Several of these records are resubmissions because the original submission got shot down to "casual" based on a majority of "organism is wild" marked with an X.

Here's the discussion that @raymie found:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/escaped-pets-with-no-established-population/6611/29

Red-crested Pochard - Photo (c) Pirataber, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Pirataber
dmfraser's ID: Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Observer

billpranty

Date

August 23, 2020

Description

With Valeri Ponzo, Don Fraser, and Fran Meyerson. One of several flocks.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Photo (c) Tim Harding, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dmfraser's ID: Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Added on July 13, 2022
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Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Observer

billpranty

Date

August 23, 2020

Description

With Valeri Ponzo, Don Fraser, and Fran Meyerson. One of several flocks.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Photo (c) Tim Harding, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dmfraser's ID: Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Added on July 13, 2022
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