First for me
I found this on the wall outside of this Grocery Store entrance. This is a local "Giant Food Store". I'm currently a manager at a different "Giant Food Store". I know we sometimes get non-native species of insects, lizards or frogs that hitch rides with the produce and flowers. Where I found this frog on the wall was directly above some potted flowers that were on display outside. They were Mums I believe. I'm not sure what species of frog this would be if it was native as i've never found one before.
Watched three of them here. I've never seen so much Osprey activity in this area in previous years. I've also noticed more Osprey activity in the other places I've visited this year. I've had several people who frequent this park that they've watched the local Bald Eagle chase away the Osprey.
I was going to say bronze frog or green frog. Its only the size of a Nickel. Is it something else?
I've posted one of these before I think. Someone refresh me on what it is.
This duck has me and all of the other regulars to this spot confused as to what it is exactly. This is the first I've seen it but its been here a couple days at least according to the others. Is it just a hybrid mallard? Or perhaps a juvenile blue winged teal? Whatever it is I made sure I had more than enough photos from different angles so there would be no uncertainty. There was a couple other ducks with it as well this is one of those:
This was a great success story of rescuing, healing and releasing an Egret that was the victim of fishing lines and hooks left behind to catch snapping turtles in the lake. I was the first to notice this bird and alerted PA Fish & Game and with the help of local parks personnel, a local veterinarian and a local bird rescue organization the bird was captured, treated and later released. Photos I took from the time I first saw the bird to the day it was released here:
The story was told wonderfully on this PBS station bird blog too:
Great close-up of an Osprey that was hunting overhead. A second one was close by.
Very distant shot zoomed in. I think its enough to see what it is though.
Please help me ID this bird. I think its a juvenile Little Blue but perhaps just a juvenile Egret? Or a Little Egret? See the one photo where you can see its size in relation to the green heron.
Seen at a retaining pond for a local Holiday Inn Hotel
I come here every year to see the babies. Here's one of the latest.
Could use some help identifying this type of Hummingbird Moth.
Bullfrog being fed on by loads of baby mosquitoes. I never added a mosquito so why not!