A Northern Brown Snake at Trustom Pond NWR
A Great Horned Owl in Warwick City Park. A life bird for me.
The second photo is a followup sighting. It turns out there is a nesting pair with two owlets.
The third photo is of one of the owlets about 2.5 weeks later.
A Mourning Cloak at Trustom Pond NWR. My first one this year.
A Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis) near East Matunuck State Beach. This is an adult male.
A male Harp Seal (1-2 years of age) during its release at the Charlestown Breachway. This seal was picked up on Moonstone Beach (a couple of miles east of this location) on Feb 13, 2012 with infected back wounds and rehabilitated at Mystic Aquarium.
Some local new coverage of the release:
A pair of Wood Duck flying overhead at Trustom Pond NWR.
A Tufted Titmouse at Trustom Pond NWR.
An Eastern Ribbon Snake in John H. Chafee Nature Preserve (Rome Point). The white spot in front of the eye is an easy way to distinguish from the more common (here) Eastern Garter Snake.
Harbor seals hauled out on some rock at Rome Point in John H. Chafee Nature Preserve. I counted about 18 in total.
Upon entering John H. Chafee Nature Preserve (Rome Point) I was greeted to a chorus of Wood Frogs. Egg mass in the second photo.
A Backswimmer in the genus Notonecta. John H. Chafee Nature Preserve (Rome Point).
A dead Atlantic White-sided Dolphin that washed up on the beach at Apponaug Cove in Warwick, RI. This was my first call as a volunteer first responder for Mystic Aquarium.
I found out later that "Code 3" just means moderate decomposition and that Mystic did end up collecting it for educational purposes.