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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

tueda

Date

March 23, 2012

Description

Two male blackbirds amongst the cattails around the pond. Haven't actually seen them around before, but now that I know what they sound like, I have definitely heard them around.

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

tueda

Date

October 3, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I will be the first to admit that the lighting on my balcony is terrible, and that these are far from the best photographs. That being said, this cardinal was a very unusual black/brown color. It showed up with a standard red male and, naturally, flew off when I tried to get a decent pic.

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

tueda

Date

July 21, 2011 09:00 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Rabbit

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2011 07:27 PM EDT

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Hooded merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

tueda

Date

March 17, 2011 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Having not seen them all winter, it was good to see that flash of white out on the pond again.

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Great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

tueda

Date

March 6, 2011 01:30 PM EST

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

tueda

Date

February 11, 2010

Description

My boss was looking out the window and asked me what this was. I knew it was a merganser, but I don't remember seeing this type before. Luckily, we have a whole collection of stuffed birds on the other side of the museum where we could ID it.

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eastern gray squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

tueda

Date

October 23, 2009

Description

I believe this squirrel was actually an albino. Same size as a typical gray squirrel, but snow white. Didn't manage to get close enough to see if it had the red eyes, sadly. All I had on me was my phone, so the photos aren't so great.

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Japanese Wagtail Motacilla grandis

Observer

tueda

Date

April 10, 2009

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

tueda

Date

April 15, 2009

Description

I saw these sparrows flitting around in Kyushu and on Miyajima. This was the only time one stayed still enough for me to photograph. My best guess is it's a barn swallow.

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White-cheeked Starling Sturnus cineraceus

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2009

Description

This little bird looks like it might be a myna or other starling. My best guess right now is it's a grey starling or white-cheeked starling (both Sturnus cineraceus), seems to more or less fit the description.

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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Ardea cinerea

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2009

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Sika deer (Cervus nippon) Cervus nippon

Observer

tueda

Date

April 9, 2009

Description

The deer in Nara are not exactly a rare sight. They are for the most part domesticated, living in relative peace (though also considerable nuisance to tourists) in the parks of Nara. They have a distinct tendency to eat anything paper that you might have out, including money.

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Genus Anas

Observer

tueda

Date

April 9, 2009

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

tueda

Date

April 10, 2009

Place

Nara (Google, OSM)

Description

This was a decent sized beetle, maybe 2.5cm in length. Beautiful shiny iridescent blue.

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What

Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

Observer

tueda

Date

April 14, 2009

Description

I don't know too much about ladybugs and their ilk, but it did strike me that this one had inverse coloration to the normal ones found in northeast United States.

After some research, I think this is, in fact, the same species as that found in North America, only form conspicua.

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Feather Duster Worms Family Sabellidae

Observer

tueda

Date

April 15, 2009

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Observer

tueda

Date

April 15, 2009

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Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) Anas penelope

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2009

Place

Kyoto (Google, OSM)

Description

I can't find this duck in the bird book I have.

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Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2009

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Black Kite Milvus migrans

Observer

tueda

Date

April 7, 2009

Place

Kyoto (Google, OSM)

Description

A flock of well over a dozen kites descended on the river shore, scaring off a flock of pigeons. Apparently they were after the breadcrumbs the pigeons were eating.

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

tueda

Date

April 23, 2009

Description

I don't think I've ever noticed how oddly proportioned the neck of a swan is until I saw it stretched straight. It seems very top-heavy.

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What

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

tueda

Date

February 6, 2009

Description

I had heard these guys (and gals) had appeared last week and was disappointed to have missed them, but they made an appearance today! Sadly the sun and the weird setup of our office and its windows put a ghost of my hand right in the shots I managed to get...

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What

Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

tueda

Date

February 6, 2009

Description

The common mergansers were clustered just off to the left of the hooded ones, like they didn't quite get along.

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What

Mergus merganser subsp. americanus Mergus merganser

Observer

tueda

Date

February 4, 2009

Description

We spotted a group of mergansers outside our office window yesterday, but none of us knew what they were. Saw them again today and overheard some people (of some bird authority) saying they were common mergansers, and that hooded mergansers had also been seen hanging around last week.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

tueda

Date

February 2, 2009

Description

Spotted the guy (or gal?) perched on a low branch of a tree by the Cambridgeside Galleria. It's breast was very white with black speckles and I didn't particularly notice a red tail on it, so it may have been a juvenile? Didn't see it in flight, so can't say for sure.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

tueda

Date

November 28, 2008

Description

Typical of most of New England, the back yard is infested with grey squirrels. I think the record is 5 or 6 on the deck at a time.

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Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Observer

tueda

Date

November 26, 2008

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

tueda

Date

November 26, 2008

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Slate-colored Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

tueda

Date

November 26, 2008

Description

Also spotted the female, which is more brown than slate, but couldn't get a pic of her.

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