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What

Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

November 9, 2013

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Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirella

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

October 13, 2013

Description

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.

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 19, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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.

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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

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 3, 2013

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen at a retaining pond for a local Holiday Inn Hotel

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Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 3, 2013

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen at a retaining pond for a local Holiday Inn Hotel

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

August 3, 2013

Place

York, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen at a retaining pond for a local Holiday Inn Hotel

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Observer

dgrow

Date

July 5, 2013 06:35 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Growing on mulch under bush. I think it is a mold.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 17, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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pavement ant Tetramorium caespitum

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 18, 2013

Description

It's that time of year again when Pavement Ants begin their territorial battles. This year I have better equipment to photograph them with so I have a couple of nice detailed macro shots. But my special bonus is the 2 minute panning footage me and my son made of the epic ant battle as it occurred. I start out in a still position then pan across the battlefield where you can see some really neat close-up individual battles happening. To make it even more awesome my son helped me add Game of Thrones theme music to it! Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T6Q6nS298

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What

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Botaurus lentiginosus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 9, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Snow Goose Chen caerulescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 16, 2013

Description

Stopping through on migration. First time I've ever seen these around where I live though.

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 22, 2013

Description

I've only ever made one other Owl Observation in the wild and it was also a Great Horned Owl. This one unfortunately was deceased along the road near my house. I actually stopped to see if it was the Red-Tail hawk that I would see almost daily at this location sitting on the power lines. I was surprised to see it was an Owl as I haven't seen one in this area as much as I've been looking. Its nice to know they're out there but too bad this one didn't make it. This is a busy back road that keeps getting busier and unfortunately the wildlife takes a big hit for it. I've seen several foxes and deer dead along this road. I've also rescued a large Snapper Turtle from crossing.

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What

Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

October 19, 2012

Place

York, Pa (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a second-hand observation from my wife while she was at work. I had too look up what it was but wanted to share this interesting observation.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

July 17, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus) Xenox tigrinus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

the past

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Leopard Slug Limax maximus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 15, 2012

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 15, 2012

Description

This Kestrel was in Hover-Mode when I took this photo. I'm trying real hard to get a closer photo of this bird. I've seen it numerous time in what I think is a span of about a 5-10 mile radius in this particular area. I see it perched on the wires along the road looking for prey. As soon as I get out and start walking it usually takes off though.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

May 1, 2012

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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

Was on my house this morning singing its song. I couldn't resist getting a shot.

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

April 19, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I see lots of Bald Eagles around here, but I don't think I've ever gotten a photo of one at this particular area. Although, I have seen them from time to time flying at a distance.

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What

Family Rosaceae Family Rosaceae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

March 13, 2012

Description

Trees that were planted outside our apartments last year. I just wanted to know what they were, if anybody could help me with that. Also, how cool is it that I am able to pinpoint the exact tree on google maps :)

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

One of many Bluebirds that I saw here. I was excited to be able to capture a feeding behavior of any type. In this photo it's enjoying a rather large grub. How does it even find these things this time of year?

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

Dime a dozen, but still fun to watch and photograph

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

This is a new individual Kingfisher I've identified since observing some at William Kain Park.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

Different individual from the last Kestrel that I identified in the York Area. This one can be seen here almost every day as of late. Doesn't like it when I get out of the car to take its picture though.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 11, 2012

Description

I'm not 100% that these are Dark-Eyed Juncos so please correct me if I'm wrong. They were visiting my bird feeder.

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 9, 2012

Description

Two Bluebirds were hanging out around my apartment. Female and a Male I presume.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 1, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

First time this year I've seen a Bald Eagle here. It was flying off in the distance so I couldn't get great photos. It was worth an observation though.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

February 1, 2012

Description

I see this often near my house. Got some decent photos today.