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Typical Herons Subfamily Ardeinae

Observer

mako252

Date

November 18, 2019 09:42 AM CST

Description

continuing hybrid night-heronX ???

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Typical Herons Subfamily Ardeinae

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mako252

Date

November 25, 2019 12:35 PM CST

Description

continuing night-heronX heron sp. hybrid

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

tdavenport

Date

November 2, 2014 01:11 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Port Aransas Jetty, Mustang Island, Nueces County Texas

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Painted Damsel Hesperagrion heterodoxum

Observer

mlgray12

Date

August 12, 2019 10:59 PM -05

Description

One of several along creek on private ranch

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Urania Swallowtail Moth Urania fulgens

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dillan92

Date

August 12, 2019 10:32 PM UTC

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Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

bethd

Date

August 3, 2019 11:15 PM CDT

Description

I thought this was a Mexican Spadefoot but have been told the only way to differentiate the S. multiplicata (Mexican spadefoot) from S. bombifrons (Plains Spadefoot) is to palpate their head to check for a cranial boss between the eyes. This is not in my field guide, but to be safe I will ID this as Spea sp.

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Coppery Dancer Argia cuprea

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 4, 2019 01:39 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Observer

billarbon

Date

June 27, 2019 07:22 PM CDT

Description

Ladies and gentlemen: this is where your rare and desirable dragonflies go. To feed another generation of 'fly catchers'.

From the 'about' section on iNaturalist:

"Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed forests across eastern North America. They nest in a cavity in a tree. Usually a snake skin is included in the lining of the nest, but sometimes a plastic wrapper is substituted."

I would say many snake skins. The about section also describes the adult birds habitat as in the tops of trees and rarely being seen on the ground. Hunting in the canopy is probably where they find prey.

I would also add, the cavity they use - which I did not see until it hit the ground - was in an old woodpecker cavity. I'm sure they don't make their own.

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Hawks, Eagles, Kites, and Allies Order Accipitriformes

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mikaelb

Date

March 18, 2016 12:38 PM CDT

Description

This observation is on the surface of a window. To me these look like talon marks left by a hawk or an owl. Maybe it was trying to grab a reflection of a bird in the glass, or tried to grab a bird that was already flying into the glass.

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Gray-waisted Skimmer Cannaphila insularis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

June 19, 2019 10:30 AM CDT

Description

Yett Creek Park, Travis Co TX

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Pufferfishes Family Tetraodontidae

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cmeckerman

Date

June 2, 2019 08:24 PM CDT

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Harvester Feniseca tarquinius

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ericisley

Date

August 14, 2004

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Eastern Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus ornatus

Observer

timcole

Date

June 3, 2019 04:02 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Agile Ground Mantis Litaneutria minor

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dff349

Date

May 25, 2019 07:26 PM UTC

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Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans

Observer

gpstewart

Date

May 19, 2019 08:42 AM CDT

Description

Lake Creek Trail Williamson Co TX

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Common Loon Gavia immer

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rubydeluna

Date

February 10, 2018 11:37 AM PST

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Julia Heliconian Dryas iulia

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ericisley

Date

October 11, 2018 11:51 AM CDT

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connlindajo

Date

September 12, 2018 06:56 PM CDT

Description

Gruesome photo.
Voracious spider captured hummingbird in web at sugar feeder. I did not think about location of web, other than it was uncomfortable to avoid when going through garden gate, when I rehung the feeder. A few hours later, she had trapped and scalped and wrapped the hummingbird.

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Orange Shadowdragon Neurocordulia xanthosoma

Observer

ericisley

Date

April 16, 2018 10:25 AM CDT

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Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus

Observer

oz4caster

Date

January 11, 2018 11:46 AM CST

Description

Poor lighting angle, but based on the bill shape, I think this may be a Pyrrhuloxia, which is the top iNat autoID suggestion, but not certain. Could possibly be a female Northern cardinal.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

colleenm

Date

January 11, 2018 01:13 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Embarrassingly bad digiscope photos but yes there are two whooping cranes in the Port Aransas Nature Preserve for the first time in recent history. I'm elated!!!

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

Observer

jonahevans

Date

November 26, 2017 05:58 PM CST

Description

Observation and photos reported to Texas Parks and Wildlife by Kenneth Phillips. He found the animal in his house.

Posted with permission.

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

blubayou

Date

December 23, 2017 11:12 AM CST

Description

It just missed catching a Green Jay. It sits near the bird feeder.

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Tamaulipas Crow Corvus imparatus

Observer

mako252

Date

November 2, 2017 11:28 AM CDT

Description

42 miles offshore. This would be the first documented Tamaulipas Crow in the ABA area since 2010 if accepted by the TBRC.

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Red-footed Booby Sula sula

Observer

mako252

Date

November 2, 2017 01:46 PM CDT

Description

extremely rare in Texas- I believe the 3rd Texas record if accepted by the TBRC.

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Rain Frogs Genus Eleutherodactylus

Observer

weathergaltx

Date

September 9, 2017 08:29 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Saw 3 individuals in 'the limestone wall'. Got good pix of just 2.

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Evening Skimmer Tholymis citrina

Date

July 3, 2017 06:29 PM CDT

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

kucycads

Date

July 23, 2017 05:56 PM CDT

Description

yellowish breast, associated with Red-winged Blackbirds

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Human Homo sapiens

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 12, 2012

Description

@robberfly, I have found the optimal birding vehicle for you to complete your transformation to birder elite. I took this shot in Barrow, Alaska, in 2012...I know this vehicle is for you...has your name all over it. It would attract attention on the streets of San Francisco I suspect. This is more than roadside kitsch I think...

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North American Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum

Observer

cullen

Date

October 17, 2015 06:38 AM CDT

Description

Game Cam

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Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

aguilita

Date

July 27, 2015

Description

Images 1-3 are of the same specimen
Image 4 is of a separate specimen
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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

27 July 2015: Observed several older male Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) flying and perching on the edge of the north lake at South Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. The City of Denton, Texas administers South Lakes Park.

Black Saddlebags is strictly a North American dragonfly because its extensive range is found in Canada, United States and Mexico.

In Canada, according to NatureServe’s entry for this dragonfly species, two provinces host it including British Columbia and Ontario (excellent range maps are found at this site).

In the continental United States all but four states including Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota in the West and Maine in the East do not host this dragonfly. In other words, Black Saddlebags is widely dispersed throughout the United States and with but minor exceptions it is found throughout the nation. Alaska much farther to the northwest does not host it either and neither does Hawaii presumably.

In Texas, John C. Abbott’s, Dragonflies of Texas, has this dragonfly occurring across the state and it is common where it does occur which is fairly much everywhere. This is on reflection a very resilient dragonfly and quite adaptable to all sorts of environments.

In Mexico, Dennis R. Paulson and Enrique González Soriano make clear in their “Mexican Odonata” distribution list that’s available online that Black Saddlebags is found in 11 of Mexico’s 31 states including (in alphabetical order) Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Yucatán.

Because of its occurrence in North America Black Saddlebags is among those dragonflies that is the most widely distributed throughout the northern latitudes of the hemisphere. Therefore it stands to say that Black Saddlebags is an iconic and quintessential resident of the Western Hemisphere.

Sources: “Mexican Odonata,” Dennis R. Paulson and Enrique González Soriano, Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington (http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/mexican-odonata/); NatureServe entry of Tramea lacerata (http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Tramea+lacerata); John C. Abbott, Dragonflies of Texas: A Field Guide (University of Texas Press, 2015); Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University, entry for Black Saddlebags (http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/insects/drgnfly/libefam/trla/trlafr.htm)

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

June 28, 2015

Description

Green Anole sitting on my wiper arm and looking through the wind shield,