Photos / Sounds

Square

What

knobbed whelk Busycon carica

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 15, 2014

Description

My first time finding a live conch snail. I wouldn't know how to ID what specific species it is.

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What

Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

September 9, 2014 03:08 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

They were all dead.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

September 9, 2014 01:18 PM EDT

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:48 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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P1470343

What

black-bellied plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:35 PM EDT

Description

Plover herd in farmland.

Photos / Sounds

P1470136

What

dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

red knot Calidris canutus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:06 PM EDT

Description

I'm not certain I'm the type of birder that has a nemesis bird, but if I am, the red knot is it. No more!

Photos / Sounds

P1470187

What

sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:09 PM EDT

Description

Not certain.

Photos / Sounds

What

ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

Description

Caught in the act of turning actual stones!

Intermixed with other shorebirds.

Photos / Sounds

P1470228

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Head seems somewhat blocky. My best guess is semipalmated, but I'm not sure.

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P1470235

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Head seem somewhat rounder, with a short bill. My best guess is semipalmated, but I'm not sure.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

Description

This group of 30-45 birds were resting as a group amid a flurry of shorebird activity. They stood out not only for their inactivity, but also because they all had very similar plumage.

My instinct is to ID as sanderling (dark shoulders are somewhat visible, the bill looks about right), but I guess I would have assumed there would be greater color variation in plumage given the state of other sanderlings on the beach. Thoughts?

Photos / Sounds

What

sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:21 PM EDT

Description

I suspect, but am not certain, that these are all sanderlings in varying plumage. Some smaller peeps have rudely intruded in some of the photographs.

Photos / Sounds

P1470279

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:24 PM EDT

Description

Multiple individuals of (I think) Cicindela hirticollis observed, but this one looks like it has a different pattern. Possibly Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda).

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P1470285

What

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:25 PM EDT

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P1470300

What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Abdundant on top of beach. ID of C. hirticollis is a guess -- I'm not certain.

Photos / Sounds

P1470305

What

Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:36 PM EDT

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P1470310

What

laughing gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:37 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470312

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:01 PM EDT

Description

Better photos of tiger beetles from the beach, but wanted to include this observation just in case the species are different after inspection of both.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:04 PM EDT

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P1470332

What

Terrapin Malaclemys terrapin

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:21 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Several terrapins popping up their heads behind water management structure, also getting caught in the crab pots that boys were monitoring at the bridge, using chicken scraps as bait.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:21 PM EDT

Description

Skimmers bring me great joy.

Photos / Sounds

P1460969

What

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 10:52 AM EDT

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P1460986

What

semipalmated plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470004

What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 10:57 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

P1470019

What

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 11:00 AM EDT