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P1260274

What

Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 05:37 PM EDT

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P1260269

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 05:32 PM EDT

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P1260265

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Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) Spizella pusilla

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 05:02 PM EDT

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P1260264

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 05:02 PM EDT

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P1260263

What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 05:00 PM EDT

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What

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Sylvilagus floridanus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:58 PM EDT

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What

Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:52 PM EDT

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P1260226

What

Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:24 PM EDT

Description

Road ditch muskrat.

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P1260222

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:17 PM EDT

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P1260218

What

Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:15 PM EDT

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:09 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Courting eagle spiral! They locked talons high and fell for (?) 50 meters before coming out of it right above the water. I wonder what percentage of spirals fail?

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What

Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 04:06 PM EDT

Description

This looked bigger than the Forster's terns that were flying around, but my perspective may have been off.

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P1260185

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 03:55 PM EDT

Description

Osprey platform with live camera. Looks like the first osprey appeared here on March 13, and the first mating caught on camera was on March 28.

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P1260184

What

yellowlegs Genus Tringa

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 03:55 PM EDT

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What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 03:51 PM EDT

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P1260151

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2013 03:44 PM EDT

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:49 PM EST

Description

I'm interested if anyone sees something that might be a lesser yellowlegs.

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P1250148

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:59 PM EST

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P1250150

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 02:09 PM EST

Description

Not so many insects visible this time of year, so I photographed this lazy fly when it made a conspicuous appearance. Also, we walked the entire Tubman trail and the woods were dead quiet. Little wildlife to observe.

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 03:04 PM EST

Description

Obscured photo, but we had a good look in flight and at another perch.

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What

American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:27 PM EST

Description

Unusual to see white pelicans at this time of year, but a flock of ~35 and a solitary individual have been regularly observed at Blackwater this winter. The flock was nowhere to be seen (out foraging on the river?), but this lone pelican was tucked up on a levee bank. We speculated that it may be ill, as indicated by isolating itself and its inactivity, but that's just speculation. We were extremely pleased to see this bird because it marked the 100th bird species of our three day field trip.

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P1250122

What

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:37 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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P1250123

What

Gadwall Anas strepera

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:37 PM EST

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What

Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus

Observer

muir

Date

March 3, 2013 01:38 PM EST

Description

Fewer swans seen than last month, but still a few around.

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P1200733

What

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

muir

Date

January 20, 2013 03:37 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Observer

muir

Date

January 20, 2013 03:54 PM EST

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P1200795

What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

January 20, 2013 03:55 PM EST

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P1200797

What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

muir

Date

January 20, 2013 03:56 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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P1200818

What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

January 20, 2013 04:11 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

dgovoni

Date

December 2, 2012 12:20 PM EST

Description

Leucistic or hybrid (Canada x Snow?) Canada Goose, Branta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758). Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2012

Cornell: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canada_Goose/id
EOL: eol.org/pages/913235/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Goose

www.fws.gov/blackwater/

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