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A Ross's Goose at Yawgoo Mill Pond. Clean head with vertical bill attachment. This individual has been around for about a week. Despite the poor photos, I had pretty good scope views. Uncommon vagrant here.
A Tortoiseshell Limpet attached to an old Channeled Whelk shell found in Potter Pond.
A colorful notata variety Quahog from Potter Pond.
A Quahog from Potter Pond. The more colorful notata variety.
A Quahog from Potter Pond. The second photo shows the necks as they siphon water while buried in the mud. The first photo is the same quahog after digging it up.
Some Bay Scallop seeds from Potter Pond.
A Bay Scallop from Potter Pond.
Salps in Potter Pond. Probably Thalia democratica.
A Jonah Crab by the State Pier in Jerusalem, RI. Separated from Atlantic Rock Crab by jagged marginal teeth, more robust claws and more (relative) forward loaded carapace.
A pair of Long-claw Hermit Crabs from Potter Pond.
A Green Crab in Potter Pond. Sometimes regenerated limbs lack pigment.
A rare vagrant Northern Wheatear (non-breeding female or maybe a first winter) at URI's Peckham Farm.
A group of American Pipits at Peckham Farm. Not the greatest photo, but I had a good scope view.
A Virginia Tiger Moth caterpillar near the entrance of East Matunuck State Beach.
A juvenile Bald Eagle flying over Potter Pond.
A Merlin near Potter Pond.
A Flame Streaked Box Crab in Potter Pond.
An Atlantic Rock Crab in Potter Pond.
A Squatter Pea Crab (Pinnotheres maculatus). Caught this adult male swimming in the channel of Potter Pond. Also called a Mussel Crab.
A Lady Crab off the west wall of the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge breakwater (ocean side) in Jerusalem. Other photos are of a different individual (a small one).
A Common Spider Crab off the west wall of the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge breakwater (ocean side) in Jerusalem.
A Spotfin Butterflyfish off the west wall of the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge breakwater (ocean side) in Jerusalem.
A Flatworm that was attached to an old submerged can. Not totally positive of the ID on this one, but seemed to be the best fit according to the Peterson Guide. It has four eye patches, the two obvious ones and two very slightly forward in between the other two that are quite faint (seen better with loupe). It also has eyes along the front margin. About 1.25 cm. Discocelides ellipsoids might also be a possibility (diagram better for D.e in Gosner, but C.m diagram in Pollock seems like good fit, doesn't show D.e).
An Eastern Beaded Chiton from Potter Pond.
A Say's Black-fingered Mud Crab from Potter Pond.
A Common Jingle on a bottle from Potter Pond.
A Common Slipper Shell from a bottle in Potter Pond.
A Flat Slipper Shell from a bottle in Potter Pond.
A European Mantis near Potter Pond on some Montauk Daisies. The spot on the inside of the upper arm is clearly visible. In my experience, the Chinese Mantis seems to be far more common in RI. In the second photo it caught a Honey Bee.