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What

Cowbirds Genus Molothrus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This fledgeling was being visited by an adult Bullock's Oriole, but it doesn't look oriole to me
Adult is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30692842

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What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 2-3 mm

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What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length approx 11mm without any correction for foreshortening

Photos / Sounds

What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Quite a lot of these tigers present; several individuals shown. All were of this reddish appearance

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What

Geometer Moths Family Geometridae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Whew. I can't call this.
Forewing length estimate ~11 mm, by thread count

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

estimated length ~2.8 mm by thread count
I observed just one individual of this tiny, slender tpe, among hundreds of a larger (3-3.5 mm), stouter type. Second photo illustrates the size difference

Photos / Sounds

What

Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate ~7mm

Photos / Sounds

What

Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

black beetle at bottom
size estimate 7.5-8 mm

Photos / Sounds

What

Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Small black rove beetles turned up by the hundreds. Majority seem to be of this type.
Size estimate 3.8 to 4.1 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length 22-23 mm
This dead moth is pretty worn, but the keyhole orbicular is fully apparent

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~7.2mm, based on thread count

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What

Caddisflies Order Trichoptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~8.8 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~42 mm, by thread count

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What

Delphacid Planthoppers Family Delphacidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~2.2 mm, by thread count

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What

Fine-lined Sallow Catabena lineolata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a worn one, but the key markings are recognizable
By thread count, the length estimate is ~17 mm, forewing length ~12 mm, wingspan ~28-30 mm
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=10033

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~21 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Water Boatmen Family Corixidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Smyer (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~6.4 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 13-17 mm
total length/greatest width = 1.93

By GBIF distributions, more than likely E. sticticus. I'm going to presume that the museum specimens listed there have been thoroughly curated. In contrast, no records of E. explicitus are listed for the TX panhandle.
The Aquatic Invertebrates of Texas site is in concordance: www.austincc.edu/sziser/txaqinverts/Insecta/Coleoptera/Eretes.html

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate by thread count ~17 mm, forewing length ~14.4 mm, wingspan~32 mm
If this is a Bulia deducta, it's unlike any other example i can find

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What

Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth Spodoptera ornithogalli

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

wingspan estimate ~38 mm, by thread count
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1124368

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What

Drab Brown Wave Lobocleta ossularia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples

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What

Belted Grass-Veneer Euchromius ocellea

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~10.6 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

The Nutmeg Anarta trifolii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length approx 12.5 mm, by thread count

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What

Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This darner, discovered by amzapp, was spending the night atop some horseweed
www.inaturalist.org/observations/29782197

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What

Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth Spodoptera ornithogalli

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length approx 24 mm, based on thread count, would give a wingspan about 32 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

second example, poorly photographed
Far better record here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29727340

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-horned Caddisflies Family Leptoceridae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Homely Geopinus Geopinus incrassatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a peaceable soul

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What

Interrupted Lineodes Moth Lineodes interrupta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth Ponometia candefacta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Smyer (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A much better photo was taken by amzapp: www.inaturalist.org/observations/29727340

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length ~17-18 mm, based on thread count

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What

Miranda Moth Proxenus miranda

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

dark ground color, but with a gold sheen

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

estimated length ~4-5 mm, based on thread count

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What

Lucerne Moth Nomophila nearctica

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

very worn

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What

Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

pale gold, and unmarked -- too many possibilities

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Small Dung Beetles Subfamily Aphodiinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate ~4.4 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

candefacta?
the skewed color complicates things

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What

Water Scavenger Beetles Family Hydrophilidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

rusty brown Hydrophilid, length estimate approx 3.8 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~4.1 mm, by thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

3 examples
forewing length estimate ~7.7 mm, by thread count, giving wingspan estimate ~17mm

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What

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~18.5 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~14mm, by thread count

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What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 9-9.5 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate, 11-13 mm, based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~2.8 mm, by thread count

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Phragmites Wainscot Leucania phragmitidicola

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~4.1 mm, by thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

They were legion.
Length estimate 4-6 mm, by thread count.
Note the combed foreleg, photo 2 and others

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What

Cresson's Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus cressoni

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I've raised the shadows somewhat to reveal pattern
estimated wingspan ~19 mm, based on thread count

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~6.4 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Smyer (Google, OSM)

Description

Estimated length ~15.3 mm
This beetle has mites; i was enlightened about this by the like observation made by amzapp: www.inaturalist.org/observations/29676757
Polish study of Uropodid mites on Hydrophilid beetles: https://www.eje.cz/pdfs/eje/2005/01/17.pdf

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimated at 15.3 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The seam down the center of the pronotum discourages me from IDing this beetle as Stenolophus, but is it too large for this genus?
Length estimate 7 to 8.4mm, based on thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate 9.1-9.4 mm based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

several examples
Length estimate ~5mm based on thread count

Photos / Sounds

What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Three individuals that i presume to be same type, on account of wing detail, color and pattern, dark tarsi
Size estimate 6-8mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~11 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate ~3.9 mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 2.8 mm by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

big-jawed, hairy, red rove beetle at top:
Size estimate ~13 mm by thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A subset of the small black roves seemed broader than the rest; for instance, the guy at 6-o'clock in photo 1.
Size estimate 3-3.5 mm by thread count

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
length estimate ~10 mm, by thread count

Photos / Sounds

What

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

three examples

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What

Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Catclaw Brier Mimosa nuttallii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Prairie Sunflower Helianthus petiolaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarlet Pea Indigofera miniata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

established colony

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias latifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Most gone to seed, a few still blooming, and avidly visited by pollinators of all sorts

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Here is the adult that was visiting cowbird chick
www.inaturalist.org/observations/30692204

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

browsing on the ground, and picking something (buds, maybe?) off the Velvetweed

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What

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)