Four specimens from Western Middle Ground. Caught by David Gadsby and Greg Hinkle
Collected in dredge yesterday by FV Gemma. Single specimen. See video on Flickr page.
Male Northern Cardinal
Black and white wings, no noticeable red on the head. Appeared to be a female Downy Woodpecker or Hairy Woodpecker. Didn't get a clear view of the bill size to differentiate.
Outside Morning Glory farm in Edgartown. Looks like a rose; thinking it's R. rugosa.
Another patron at the farm store confirmed this.
Small beetles around 1 cm long. Found on Rosa rugosa.
1-2' tall, leaves shaped like toothed spades, 2"broad. White, cross-shaped flowers, 1/2" wide. Crushed leaves gave a strong smell of garlic.
Walking across my deck, inspecting a spot where a bag of trash had been. The same culprit, presumably, had tried to get into said bag while my wife was home. The sound of my camera's flash opening scared it, so no pic.