Photos / Sounds

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What

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

fm5050

Date

February 7, 2015 04:09 PM EST

Description

Prime Hook NWR, DE February 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Observer

fm5050

Date

February 7, 2015 04:16 PM EST

Description

Prime Hook NWR, DE February 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

fm5050

Date

February 7, 2015 04:21 PM EST

Description

Uncommon in winter. Prime Hook NWR, DE February 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

Observer

fm5050

Date

February 7, 2015 04:10 PM EST

Description

Uncommon in winter.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

keimwj

Date

May 30, 2009 02:14 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

30 May 2009.
Slaughter Beach, Sussex Co, DE

Photos / Sounds

What

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

keimwj

Date

October 28, 2010 09:30 AM EDT

Description

28 Oct 2010.
Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE.
Cods Rd & Fowlers Beach Rd.
This immature bird was chasing grasshoppers at the edge of a recently harvested soybean field.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

Observer

keimwj

Date

October 13, 2013 01:16 PM EDT

Description

13 Oct 2013.
Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE - Fowlers Beach Rd.
Found in a grassy field.

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.

Photos / Sounds

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

What

Gulls Genus Larus

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

September 9, 2014 01:18 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 01:48 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

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).

Photos / Sounds

P1470285

What

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 12:25 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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

Photos / Sounds

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.