Frequently seen Eagle here by the river. Was lucky enough to get this shot as it flew over.
Not sure what this is. It flew by.
I saw one of these last week that had to have the ID confirmed here. I went back yesterday and saw about 6 or 7 of these up and down the shoreline. A woman who lives on the shore where I stood told me this is the first year she's ever seen these that she can remember.
Only the second time I've seen a Loon here. Saw one in the distance a year or two ago. This time I got nice and close to one. I followed him up and down the river for a few hours. It was very nice to see such a beautiful bird like this here.
Hard to get good photos. Didn't have much time before dusk. There were about a dozen of these around.
A first for me. I went here to find Meadowlarks and I got these as well. This is the best photo I could get however. They scared too easily and were very difficult to see before I flushed them out.
While watching the Red-Necked Grebes diving around this litte diving duck passed through. It was smaller than the Red-Necks, would not stay underwater as long as the Red-Necks either. I thought maybe its a Horned Grebe but the color of the neck doesn't quite match?
Watched this Bald Eagle eating a fish before he flew away with it.
First for me! Very fortunate I decided to go down to the river today. Took a fun video of them too.
Passing through Spring Grove heading home I saw these out in the partially frozen pond. I had just a little time to take some distant shots before I scared them away. My first Ring-Necked Duck observation!
Please help me identify this sparrow that a friend of mine photographed here in York. Thanks
Species: E. phaeton
Small green beetle
Species: A. mellifera
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.
We spent an entire day working directly next to this bustling nest of hornets. With loud machinery, digging and trees falling on this tree, the never once attacked us while we re-built this section of the Mason-Dixon Trail. It was pretty interesting that they don't get aggressive at all.
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: