A rodent that me and my son found along the road dead next to an also dead black rat snake. Its body (not including tail) was about 4.5 inches long.
Not sure what these are exactly, some sort of sandpiper I'd assume. The tweets they made when they fly were much like the Solitary Sandpipers I've seen this year.
Got some shots of one of these here yesterday but I wanted it to be known there were two here today. And I was able to get a little bit better of a photo. Thought this was a Hooded Merganser turns out its a Red-breasted Merganser.
Female Red-breasted Merganser
Thanks Loarie for the link to the snakes to help me ID this. I looked up so many and for some dumb reason I forgot to look at Queen Snakes. Even after other photographers told me they have gotten shots of them in this area. Just slipped my mind! But now after seeing the images this was most definitely a Queen Snake without a doubt. So sad I had to find it in a fatally wounded condition though :(
I'm not sure if there's anything more specific as to what kind of Azaleas this is. It was growing wild in the park.