Photos / Sounds

What

blue corporal Ladona deplanata

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:20 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

With some level of variation in the top of the thorax, I thought it might be two Ladona species, but I guess this is the only one that occurs in DE.

Photos / Sounds

P1470508

What

Tiphiid Wasps Family Tiphiidae

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:28 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

eastern pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:39 PM EDT

Description

50+ eastern pondhawks in force in all sunlit forest clearings. By far, the most abundant ode seen.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:42 PM EDT

Description

Sunlit forest patch.

Arg, I'm feeling rusty -- could this possibly be a yellow-sided skimmer? Or is this the needhami vs aurippenis, with needhami being more likely b/c of the brackish habitat. Not sure if I recognize the thumb, but again, rusty...

Photos / Sounds

P1470523

What

Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:43 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:48 PM EDT

Description

I was thinking this might be some new-to-me skipper that perches upside down under leaves, alas...

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:48 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470549

What

great crested flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470561

What

Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:54 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ichneumon Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 04:02 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470468

What

potter wasp (Eumenes fraternus) Genus Eumenes

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:56 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470473

What

european starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:00 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470474

What

orchard oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:01 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470476

What

zabulon skipper Poanes zabulon

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:02 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470480

What

osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:04 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P1470485

What

indigo bunting Passerina cyanea

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470491

What

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 03:07 PM EDT

Description

I would have loved to get a better look of this bird than I did. Originally, I thought this might be a yellow-breasted chat, but the wingbars and pale neck exclude the chat. Then I thought blue-headed vireo because of the prominent eye pattern and the double wingbars, but I think the white-eye vireo is an even better match. Even in this incomplete view, the white eye is still visible.

Photos / Sounds

P1470434

What

Orange Bluet Enallagma signatum

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:39 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470436

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:40 PM EDT

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P1470440

What

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eristalinus Genus Eristalinus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:42 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470451

What

Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470467

What

fragile forktail Ischnura posita

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:56 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470349

What

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:39 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

forster's tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:40 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470358

What

snowy egret Egretta thula

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Scoter Melanitta americana

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:47 PM EDT

Description

Sad situation -- it appears as if the scoter's lower mandible and toungue appear to be hanging loose. At first, I thought it was a fishing lure. I can't imagine it can eat very well like this, and one wonders how it survived this long to occur in this area later than usual. It was strong enough to take flight though.

Photos / Sounds

What

snowy egret Egretta thula

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470343

What

black-bellied plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:35 PM EDT

Description

Plover herd in farmland.