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map turtles Genus Graptemys

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wabbytwax

Date

September 10, 2011

Description

I am just now posting this sighting from a year and a half ago because until someone just pointed out that it was a Map Turtle, I had just assumed it was a Painted Turtle. This would make my first and so far only observation of a wild Map Turtle so I'm very happy someone noticed this error I made on Flickr. This observation was made during the crest level of a flooded Susquehanna River.

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Observer

wabbytwax

Date

November 24, 2011

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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) Junco hyemalis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

November 24, 2011

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Observer

wabbytwax

Date

November 24, 2011

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

November 24, 2011

Description

Watched this and another hawk for a bit while some crows attacked it.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 6, 2011

Description

Saw this Red-Tailed Hawk while I was driving on this rainy day. I stopped and got a couple shots with my 300mm lens before it saw me getting nearer and it flew away. I'm pretty sure this is the same one I've seen here now about 3 times this year so far. Perhaps the same one that frequented here last year as well.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Juvenile Crow that was being watched over by its parents. I was in the car and couldn't stop anywhere to get some better photos.

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green heron Butorides virescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Description

Another regular here that I observe almost every visit. He was a bit far away but I like trying to get shots of them flying.

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Description

I'm fairly certain I've gotten the ID right on this after much research.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Description

I've seen this same Kingfisher here before. Nice to watch.

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Lots of these congregating together today close enough to get some good photos.

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Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 31, 2011

Description

This is a Juvenile I was told. First time I've seen one of these. A local bird watcher says it has been hanging out here for the past week.

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Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 27, 2011

Description

Night before Hurricane Irene this guy was flying in the wind and landed on me.

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Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 11, 2011

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Praying mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 11, 2011

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robber flies (Family Asilidae) Family Asilidae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 11, 2011

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Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 11, 2011

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carrion beetles Family Silphidae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 11, 2011

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 4, 2011

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Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 4, 2011

Description

Second time I've seen this juvenile Black Vulture atop this steeple. The last time I couldn't get shots as good as this. And it didn't fly away this time.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

Caught a couple shots of a Barn Swallow in flight

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

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twelve-spotted skimmer Libellula pulchella

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

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green heron Butorides virescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

I've made several observations of this same bird but It's such a pleasant bird to watch.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

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Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

I took this photo because of the neat shadow being cast on this Hematite rock at an old Iron Mining location.

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Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

I couldn't get any better photos but this is my second time seeing a Downy this year.

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Asiatic dayflower (Commelina communis) Commelina communis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

Some kind of blue flower

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eastern chipmunk Tamias striatus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

My best Chipmunk photos yet! It took this one a while to realize it should run away and squeak loudly.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 31, 2011

Description

I had the pleasure of spying on these Turkey Vultures until they spotted me and ran for cover in their den. The one began hissing loudly until I left. I'm pretty surprised that they made a den here. A local county park trail passes right above an old iron mining ravine where they made their den in some hematite boulders.

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