White-breasted Nuthatch in the backyard.
A Morning Glory Prominent caterpillar in West Warwick, RI. I think there is enough of a hump on A5 and the very long setae to say this is S. ipomoeae over S. unicornis.
A parasitized Tobacco Hornworm (the larva of a Carolina Sphinx Moth) on a shriveled tomato plant leaf from the garden.
A small Summer Flounder (~6 inches) netted in the pond.
A male Maritime Earwig in East Matunuck, RI. A little over an inch long.
An Orange-striped Oakworm Moth caterpillar (Bugguide calls it Orange-tipped oakworm moth) along the Hemlock Ledges Trail near Beach Pond.
A Common Grackle in the yard.
A Semipalmated Sandpiper on the beach at Green Hill. It has a relatively short bill with a compact body and dark legs.
A male House Sparrow
A Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored morph) on the clothesline in the backyard.
A Double-crested Cormorant on a dock post in Pt. Judith Pond.
A back view of a Pileated Woodpecker in Parker Woodland.
A Little Wood Satyr in Trustom Pond NWR.
An American Lady in Trustom Pond NWR. This specimen lacks the white spot in the dorsal forewing's orange field that is common (but not necessary) for American Ladies. However the dorsal hindwing spots vary in size, the forewing is notched, the subapical bar near the front of the forewing isn't white, and the triangular black bar pointing toward the leading edge of the dorsal forewing is long.
A Ring-billed Gull on Moonstone Beach.
A pair of Great Black-backed Gulls playing tug-of-war with an American Eel. The one on the right had it half swallowed while the left one had a grip on the tail. Don't know how long they were at it, but I watched for at least 5 minutes. Eventually the one on the right won, but only because another bird flew down and disrupted the battle.
A couple of male Harlequin Ducks off the rocks at Sachuest Point NWR.
A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron resting on the dock's wooden pylons one evening. The heavy, all-black bill, the relatively small white spots on the wing, and long legs distinguish it from the more common (locally at least) Black-crowned Night Heron.
A Great Egret resting on a dock in the rain.
A Black-crowned Night Heron in Succotash Salt Marsh skulking among the spartina.
A Great Blue Heron at the Charlestown Breachway across the channel.
A Northern Crab Spider (bugguide lists this as Mecaphesa asperata) on a Cosmos flower petal.
A group of Harbor Seals hauled out on some rocks just offshore at Rome Point.
An Eastern Gray Squirrel in the yard
A Common Gray Fox walking along the edge of Potter Pond (seen from a kayak). Distinguished from Red Fox by its lighter colored ears and legs and the tail's black tip (instead of white).
Eastern Garter Snake in Trustom Pond NWR
A small Northern Searobin, 5-6 inches, netted in the pond and photographed in a bucket.
An osprey (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) flying home with a freshly caught flounder for its chicks. Jerusalem, RI