There were two deceased dolphins on the shore. Some volunteers from MER were taking measurements and basic data before the state park buried them with a tractor. This was the day after tropical storm Karen had come through. They believe that the two dolphins could be victims of a virus spreading among the dolphins in the area. One was an adult and the other a baby or juvenile. I did see some live dolphins in the water the next day while on the ferry boat but the water was so choppy it was too difficult to photograph them.
I found this on the wall outside of this Grocery Store entrance. This is a local "Giant Food Store". I'm currently a manager at a different "Giant Food Store". I know we sometimes get non-native species of insects, lizards or frogs that hitch rides with the produce and flowers. Where I found this frog on the wall was directly above some potted flowers that were on display outside. They were Mums I believe. I'm not sure what species of frog this would be if it was native as i've never found one before.
I'm trying to identify the Gull type of bird in the middle of this pack of Terns. It has a band around its leg.
Some kind of sandpiper. One of them was banded.
Looking to ID the seagulls that aren't Black-Backed gulls. There may be two other species other than Black-Backed Gulls though. I think maybe Herring Gull?
We spent an entire day working directly next to this bustling nest of hornets. With loud machinery, digging and trees falling on this tree, the never once attacked us while we re-built this section of the Mason-Dixon Trail. It was pretty interesting that they don't get aggressive at all.
This was out in the middle of the river so it was hard to get a sharp image. I took advantage when it flapped its wings. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe its a juvenile Common Merganser?
There seems to be a Green Heron at every body of water I've visited this year.
Watched three of them here. I've never seen so much Osprey activity in this area in previous years. I've also noticed more Osprey activity in the other places I've visited this year. I've had several people who frequent this park that they've watched the local Bald Eagle chase away the Osprey.
These are photos sent to me by a local photographer friend, Linda, who frequents the same local parks I do. She captured this very neat moment of an Egret eating this small mammal that I thought was a Muskrat. It has a rather short tail so I want to get a second opinion. Linda told me this Egret ate not one but two of these little guys. Is this a common behavior for these birds?
I suppose this would be considered captive?
Didn't see much wildlife here this day. As I walked around the entire lake I found this single immature Cormorant sitting on a dock. I watched him for a while until it eventually laid down to sleep.
Not alot of wildlife activity here this day. I watched a Buck and Doe graze with the many many Canadian Geese. I will go back here in November when thousands of Snow Geese and many Tundra Swans stop here on their migration route.
Because I couldn't find much else to document.
Watched this baby muskrat grazing with the ducks for a while. I was able to get rather close without it noticing me. Once it did he scurried away to the creek.