I believe the hawk in these pictures is a Copper's hawk. The light color chest feathers and dark gray to brown back feathers are what made me think it was a Cooper's hawk.
I believe the hawk in the two photos are a Cooper's hawk. The light brown coloring on the chest and the dark gray to brown feathers on the back made me think it was this type of hawk.
I saw 4 male cardinals at the bend in the stony creek. I first tried to call the first one I saw, but got no response. When I tried the encounter call, I think I had one of the other ones respond.
I heard a chickadee as I was walking to the farmhouse. The weather was cloudy but the sun was still out. The temperature was 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
I saw a bald eagle flying around near the wetland it had a nest in a conifer tree.
I heard the duck before I saw it. It was a male duck.
I saw this chrysalis on the side of the house. I don't know if it belongs to a butterfly or moth.
I saw this merganser in the harbor around 3:30 pm. It had a brown head and I was told by a birder that this merganser was a female. It tried to take off from a short distance but could not. So the female merganser swam back further and took another try. It made it.
I saw a skunk while driving the street. It is hard to say for sure if it was a stripped skunk. It was sprinkling and at night when I saw it.
This wolf spider was at the bottom of the stairs. He was brown and black and about the size of a coffee cup lid.
This small spider was right outside the door. It maybe a little bit bigger then a pencil eraser. It was mostly black, but had some reddish or orange on it's abdomen.
This blister beetle was climbing in the grass and I pretty lucky that it did not excrete it's chemical.
I am not sure what type of spider I found in this fuzzy leaf plant.
I found this insect in the inner leaves of this fuzzy plant.
Saw this butterfly on our open field.
This beetle was crawling on my material walking back to the office.
One of my guests at the park today found this caterpillar on a milkweed.
I observed two kestrels flying over the park this afternoon with another park guide.
This plant is growing near the water. It appears to be growing in a group.
This thistle species is growing around the park's wetlands. It currently has seed blossoms.
While walking through the wetlands I saw 2 small frogs. Both frogs were mostly brown on their back so that made harder to identify.
This Merlin was caught and tagged at Lake Erie Metropark.
I saw this hawk while being in a group that was trying to band hawks.
Found along the harbor.
Native. Does not show Caine