Photos / Sounds

What

common merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:46 PM EST

Description

Flying away, but these are common mergansers, I believe.

Photos / Sounds

What

rusty blackbird Euphagus carolinus

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 11:41 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not certain of rusty blackbird ID. Habitat is right -- wooded swamp.

Photos / Sounds

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What

turkey vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 11:42 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 11:48 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590324

What

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 11:57 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590328

What

black witches' butter Exidia glandulosa

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:06 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

black duck Anas rubripes

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:15 PM EST

Description

Background

Photos / Sounds

P1590334

What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:15 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:31 PM EST

Description

A surprise to find a turtle in the midst of winter. It looked like it was digging upward from a channel/cavity in the ditch of decomposing leaves next to the trail.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 12:47 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590380

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 01:09 PM EST

Description

Found underneath a log.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 01:58 PM EST

Description

A few geese for a site set aside and managed for geese.

From the DNR website:

"The sanctuary was named after Edgar Merkle (1900-1984), an active conservationist who devoted much of his life to protecting and providing for wildlife. Many knew him as the founder of Merkle Press in Washington, D.C. (1936), and others knew him as the originator of a goose breeding plan to introduce Canada geese to the western shores of Maryland (1932). Starting with a handful of breeding pairs, a great deal of perseverance, and a habitat improvement plan in mind, Mr. Merkle eventually encouraged thousands of geese to visit the 400-acre Merkle farm to feed and rest. In 1970, the Merkles sold their land, including some donated parcles, to the state. With the acquisition of adjoining tracts, the wildlife refuge now encompasses 1,670 acres.

The geese arrive in mid-October and stay until late February or early March. About 100 geese stay year round. During the peak of the season, more than 5,000 geese may be present. Corn, millet and other crops favored by geese are grown for them, adding to the marsh and aquatic plants that flourish in the ponds and along the Patuxent River."

Photos / Sounds

P1590393

What

american goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 02:09 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590395

What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 02:18 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590396

What

white-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 02:19 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

P1590397

What

carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Observer

muir

Date

January 4, 2015 02:19 PM EST

Description

at a feeder

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 8, 2008

Description

This wasp emerged from a Black Swallowtail chrysalis I had gotten from Dunkirk, Maryland. I was in Santa Rosa at the time it emerged but the chrysalis was infected in Dunkirk.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Regal Moth Citheronia regalis

Observer

timbir5

Date

June 16, 2011 07:26 AM EDT

Description

Moth was on ground, alive but weak, placed on tree for photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Marsh Rice Rat Oryzomys palustris

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 8, 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Beaver Castor canadensis

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 8, 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 8, 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Queen Snake Regina septemvittata

Observer

timbir5

Date

October 8, 2011

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

Description

Schoolhouse Pond, MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 03:35 PM EDT

Description

Schoolhouse Pond, MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 04:21 PM EDT

Description

Schoolhouse Pond, MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 01:58 PM EDT

Description

Glendening Butterfly Garden, P. G. Co., MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 02:49 PM EDT

Description

Glendening Butterfly Garden, A. A. Co., MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 02:56 PM EDT

Description

Glendening Butterfly Garden, P. G. Co., MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

15360066088_67bbde1cc9_s

What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 03:00 PM EDT

Description

Glendening Butterfly Garden, P. G. Co., MD October 12, 2014.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 03:01 PM EDT

Description

Glendening Butterfly Garden, P. G. Co., MD October 12, 2014.