Photos / Sounds

What

Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

This observation was a first for me. Sadly it was pointed out to me after a punk kid was trying to kill it. Its wing was injured so I left it in a flower pot. It will probably just become a bird snack. Still pretty cool to hold one though.

Photos / Sounds

What

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

the past

Description

Downy Woodpeckers?

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

Bitey

Photos / Sounds

13893923256_cd570b5e55_s

What

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

13893914911_73abab48c9_s

What

Northern Parula Setophaga americana

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

First for me

Photos / Sounds

13917087243_6e83b0fe57_s

What

green frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

13893915856_dcf0c73e8e_s

What

White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ring-Necked Duck Aythya collaris

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Description

Coopers Hawk?

Photos / Sounds

What

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Melospiza melodia

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

December 11, 2013

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Please help me identify this sparrow that a friend of mine photographed here in York. Thanks

Photos / Sounds

9714556694_cc51e3cddb_s

What

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) Lithobates clamitans

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 9, 2013

Description

I was going to say bronze frog or green frog. Its only the size of a Nickel. Is it something else?

Photos / Sounds

9711322093_e8ba7262bb_s

What

Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 9, 2013

Description

I've posted one of these before I think. Someone refresh me on what it is.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Wigeon (Anas americana) Anas americana

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 9, 2013

Description

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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63026124@N05/9711321457

Photos / Sounds

9542342622_f6c9d2d3e7_s

What

Common Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 22, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbeatty/sets/72157634981892479/

The story was told wonderfully on this PBS station bird blog too:
http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/2013/08/21/rescued/

Photos / Sounds

9477491410_a2876e2662_s

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 9, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Great close-up of an Osprey that was hunting overhead. A second one was close by.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 9, 2013

Description

Very distant shot zoomed in. I think its enough to see what it is though.

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Egretta thula

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

the past

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

9434014462_a32aeb8789_s

What

Common Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 3, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen at a retaining pond for a local Holiday Inn Hotel

Tags

Photos / Sounds

9128778514_6beef3fb77_s

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 25, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 25, 2013

Photos / Sounds

9096599085_eb4d861d58_s

What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 17, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

8974231675_eac75662d8_s

What

Common Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 4, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I come here every year to see the babies. Here's one of the latest.

Photos / Sounds

What

Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) Amphion floridensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 31, 2013

Description

Could use some help identifying this type of Hummingbird Moth.

Photos / Sounds

8908225259_aef6d380d7_s

What

Thread-horns Suborder Nematocera

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 31, 2013

Description

Bullfrog being fed on by loads of baby mosquitoes. I never added a mosquito so why not!

Photos / Sounds

What

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 29, 2013