49
taxa
1 other animal
2 mammals
37 birds
2 reptiles
1 insect
6 plants
26
life list firsts

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:35 AM EDT

Description

On bridge to the refuge.

Photos / Sounds

P1050655

What

rock dove Columba livia

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:36 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050659

What

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Zenaida macroura

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:42 AM EDT

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What

domestic horse (Equus caballus) Equus caballus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:45 AM EDT

Description

Chincoteague ponies.

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Egretta thula

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:46 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050664

What

canada goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:46 AM EDT

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What

Yellow thistle Cirsium horridulum

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:48 AM EDT

Description

Thistle

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Egretta caerulea

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:52 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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P1050683

What

mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:54 AM EDT

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What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 07:59 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050700

What

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:01 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050701

What

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:02 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:09 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:10 AM EDT

Description

A godwit that caught my eye as possibly being different from the marbled godwits in the area.

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What

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:10 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:10 AM EDT

Description

Interspersed with the godwits.

Photos / Sounds

P1050722

What

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:10 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:13 AM EDT

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:14 AM EDT

Description

This bird was solo, in the water farther from any shorebird from the shoreline. Active.

Photos / Sounds

What

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Tringa semipalmata

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:15 AM EDT

Description

Solo in dead flattened reeds.

Photos / Sounds

P1050757

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:16 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:27 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050772

What

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:27 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050786

What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:32 AM EDT

Description

The bill is somewhat confusing to me, but proportions don't seem right for a ring-billed gull.

Photos / Sounds

P1050779

What

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Description

Three individuals of this species, next to an oystercatcher and divided by (possibly) a dowitcher.

Photos / Sounds

What

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Calidris minutilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050798

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Description

Observation is for the bird in the center, with the long bill and yellowish base. Birds in foreground are laughing gulls, to the right, a napping oystercatch.

Photos / Sounds

What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Calidris Genus Calidris

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:42 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:42 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050867

What

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:42 AM EDT

Description

in the car park

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What

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:42 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:42 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

piping plover Charadrius melodus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:51 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Posted signs to stay out of area due to piping plover/skimmer/least tern nesting.

Photos / Sounds

What

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Tringa semipalmata

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:53 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050855

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:53 AM EDT

Description

Juvenile or non-breeding?

Photos / Sounds

P1050848

What

Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) Sternula antillarum

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:53 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050849

What

red winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:53 AM EDT

Description

Foraging on high tide edge.

Photos / Sounds

What

black skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 08:55 AM EDT

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:06 AM EDT

Description

Showy individual was acting aggressive, even chasing around a great egret.

Photos / Sounds

P1050886

What

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:08 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This great egret was being chased around by this little snowy egret. I think it was caught in the middle of a snowy egret pairing, but it was certainly funny watching it being dominated by a bird half of its size.

Photos / Sounds

P1050896

What

bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:36 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nest. The young weren't visible, but FWS staff were there with a telephoto for visitors.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

P1050899

What

Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta ssp. picta

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:39 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis) Nuttallanthus canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:45 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:47 AM EDT

Description

Very attractive little birds.

Photos / Sounds

P1050925

What

canada goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:49 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Tachycineta bicolor

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:50 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050917

What

green heron Butorides virescens

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:51 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:53 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 09:56 AM EDT

Description

Around a sleeping Canada goose.

Photos / Sounds

P1050950

What

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Calidris alpina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

Description

Solo.

Photos / Sounds

P1050948

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:01 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050954

What

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:08 AM EDT

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What

Genus Hudsonia Genus Hudsonia

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:12 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050956

What

Genus Krigia Genus Krigia

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:12 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Prickly Pear Opuntia humifusa

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:13 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050960

What

Genus Sisyrinchium Genus Sisyrinchium

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:16 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050962

What

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:20 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 10:22 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Plegadis falcinellus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 11:07 AM EDT

Description

Not seen on refuge all day, but tens to hundreds seen in drive out of town. Few pullover sites meant that these wetlands are mostly enjoyed at 65 mph. Next time I plan on finding a better place to stop. Also an avocet seen.

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What

red fox Vulpes vulpes

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 12:37 PM EDT

Description

Fox kit on side of road. A little skittish, but not much.

Photos / Sounds

P1050998

What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 12:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1050999

What

osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 01:18 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 01:21 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 01:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1060015

What

red winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 01:39 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 02:03 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Waves knocked it up on shore, upside down. I returned it right side up, and it scuttled back from whence it came. Only one seen. An early breeder?

Photos / Sounds

What

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 02:19 PM EDT

Description

Totally obscured, but a pair of sparrows were in the bushes on the edge of a Chesapeake barrier island. Spotted belly and eye streaks: Lincoln's or song sparrow?

Photos / Sounds

P1060047

What

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Plegadis falcinellus

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 02:30 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 02:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:05 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1060060

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:06 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:15 PM EDT

Description

Good flock of skimmers.

Photos / Sounds

P1060080

What

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1060115

What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1060089

What

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 6, 2012 03:19 PM EDT

Description

This pair could not have been less bothered that we were 6 feet away in a kayak--they actually came toward us as we approached the tip of the sandbar. We had slid by the skimmers et al. to rest at the very end, and these two little sandpipers approached to forage right at the edge of the water. Pretty neat that they were so oblivious.