I can't believe I saw this today while I was out. The weather has been very warm the past couple days and here it is December 5th in Pennsylvania and I'm seeing a Wood Turtle basking on a rock in a stream. Just amazing!
We counted about 35 different birds this day that we could see. That number easily exceeds 100 on other days this time of year. I wish I had a better lens or my shots would have been amazing! I can at least say for the first time in my life I was able to witness the awesome aerial tactics, stealing and chasing they do. If you're in the Baltimore/DC area you have to make the trip to this dam to see these birds!
My second observation of one of these this year. Very happy to see him! Can't say he felt the same as he flew away pretty fast =(
This was pointed out to me by a Fish & Game officer. He told me it was hanging around all day probably looking to make a meal out of one of the geese. It was so far up, I don't think I'd have been able to identify it without binoculars. If this is indeed a Golden Eagle it's my first ever sighting of one so I'm excited to have seen it!
Looked like some female Mallards out in the distance mixed in with the Canada Geese
I'm fairly certain this is a Dark-Eyed Junco (Slate Colored). Correct me if I'm mistaken.
My first time seeing one of these. There were about 20 of these in the area and about as many females as males. Very fun to watch and they weren't too shy.
This is a second-hand observation from my wife while she was at work. I had too look up what it was but wanted to share this interesting observation.
Its difficult for me to tell what this is from this view. Any ideas?
Is this the correct ID?
Many of these passing through this day.
Some kind of orange fungii?
Friend brought this by for me to photograph it. He found it in some lumber at work along with a male that later died. Is a Western Black Widow the only possibility for this?