31
taxa
1 other animal
1 amphibian
16 birds
3 reptiles
3 mammals
7 plants
10
life list firsts

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What

osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 09:53 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nesting on lightpole, above soccer field. Mate also seen. Mobbed by crows.

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What

American robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 09:59 AM EDT

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What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:10 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flying high. A bit odd-looking for a juvenile bald eagle or red-tailed hawk.

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What

Canada goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:10 AM EDT

Description

Still nesting at same spot as seen last visit.

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What

Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:16 AM EDT

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What

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) Picoides villosus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:16 AM EDT

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What

Pond Slider Trachemys scripta

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:16 AM EDT

Description

Red-eared slider?

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What

Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:18 AM EDT

Description

Also known as European Yellow Iris. Exotic but pretty, and quite abundant along Kenilworth's pond walkways.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:20 AM EDT

Description

first flower seen this year? Several more seen. No lotus yet. Note that Kenilworth is a National Park, but one of the purposes is to cultivate water plants, so this may be/likely is an introduced species.

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What

baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) Taxodium distichum

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

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What

mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:26 AM EDT

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What

sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:30 AM EDT

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:36 AM EDT

Description

Immature red-winged blackbird, or female?

Small red spot on shoulder, and some amount of orange on face and neck (which was confusing for the ID). In a cypress.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:37 AM EDT

Description

Heron fishing plenty of crawfish from the Kenilworth ponds.

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What

muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:51 AM EDT

Description

First time to see a muskrat at Kenilworth, although we're told it's common to see them there. Ended up seeing at least three different individuals by the end of the day. Surprisingly active, and although not unwary of people, they were fairly calm. First seen out of water, on middle walkway, grazing.

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What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT

Description

This was the highest hunting success rate I've ever seen for a great blue heron. More than half of all strikes seemed to end up with a crawfish or sunfish. Pretty neat to watch. These shallow ponds must be crawling with food.

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What

American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 10:57 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:01 AM EDT

Description

Breeding plumage. White eye ring, and dark rear extends down center of white tail.

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What

canada goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:06 AM EDT

Description

Among the tens of Canada geese seen at garden today, only one pair with gosslings seen. Three gosslings.

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What

blackberry Rubus fruticosus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:19 AM EDT

Description

Not 100% certain of ID

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What

red maple Acer rubrum

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:20 AM EDT

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What

Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:21 AM EDT

Description

Yellow wash visible on belly

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:29 AM EDT

Description

tracks

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What

tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:33 AM EDT

Description

Medium-sized tree off walkway.

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What

beaver Castor canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:40 AM EDT

Description

Beaver must be hungry at Kenilworth--it's eating the walkway!

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Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:41 AM EDT

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What

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) Vireo gilvus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:44 AM EDT

Description

Hmmm, some sort of warbler? No good shot of back. But looks fairly non-descript.

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What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:52 AM EDT

Description

Covered in mud. Same pond as I saw one last visit to Kenilworth.

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What

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:54 AM EDT

Description

Seen in 2011 as well.

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What

red winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:57 AM EDT

Description

Surprisingly challenging to photograph today.

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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 11:58 AM EDT

Description

More than a few crows around the garden this morning.

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What

Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 12:06 PM EDT

Description

Foraging over water. Finally saw one land, and then another dive-bombed it for a cool action shot.

Not 100% certain of ID.

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

muir

Date

April 29, 2012 12:14 PM EDT

Description

Two seen--one chasing the other. One male in striking breeding plumage, other is a female or non-breeding male?