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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

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October 13, 2019 04:45 PM EDT

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Garganey Spatula querquedula

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jerry_deboer

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May 6, 2014 08:13 AM MDT

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Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei

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maxirocchi

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July 17, 2018 01:28 PM HST

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Argentina (Google, OSM)

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Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

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April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

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Confirm?

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cris-tzabcan

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February 4, 2017 02:42 PM CST

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Bare-winged Aphideater Eupeodes perplexus

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scottking

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September 16, 2019 03:16 PM CDT

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Bare-winged Aphideater, female
on Drummond's Aster
St Olaf Natural Land
Northfield, Minnesota
TL=12mm

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

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tom15

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December 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris

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mikeggg

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July 3, 2018 10:12 AM HST

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Magenta Petrel Pterodroma magentae

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john_barkla

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January 3, 1987

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Caught one night with the help of spotlights. This bird was kept overnight and photographed and banded before being released. One of the world's rarest sea birds.

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New Zealand Storm-Petrel Fregetta maoriana

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February 14, 2019 11:06 AM +13

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(Somewhere...)

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Small Lifou White-Eye Zosterops minutus

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freddesmoulins

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October 9, 2010 04:24 PM HST

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New Caledonia Goshawk Accipiter haplochrous

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freddesmoulins

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August 25, 2017 11:55 AM HST

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Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus

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freddesmoulins

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November 24, 2015 05:47 PM HST

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Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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Parc des Grandes Fougères

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Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus

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freddesmoulins

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March 27, 2011 11:58 AM HST

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Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus

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neomorphus

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December 22, 2010 06:04 PM CET

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Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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October 29, 2008

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Long-billed White-Eye Rukia longirostra

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thibaudaronson

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April 16, 2019 06:19 AM CEST

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Pohnpei Fantail Rhipidura kubaryi

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April 15, 2019 04:12 PM CEST

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Woolly Milkweed Asclepias lanuginosa

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rayrob

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August 18, 2018 11:17 AM CDT

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Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

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May 10, 2019 06:01 PM CDT

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Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia

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April 26, 2019 02:09 PM CDT

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Hoary Elfin Callophrys polios

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psweet

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April 28, 2019 01:23 PM CDT

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Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

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April 26, 2019 11:27 AM UTC

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Ghost Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera lepida

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August 5, 2018 08:06 AM CDT

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May 31, 2017 01:44 PM HST

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Black Stilt Himantopus novaezelandiae

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oscarkokako

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April 26, 2018 11:24 AM NZST

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California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

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emily4242

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September 22, 2018 10:31 AM PDT

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Hard to see but there were three condors circling here, I think.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/armadillosoft/collections/72157671622286667/

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Garter Snakes Genus Thamnophis

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whimbrelbirder

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August 19, 2018 12:41 PM CDT

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Jaguar Panthera onca

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greglasley

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August 16, 2017 07:40 AM CDT

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On August 16, we witnessed what has to rank with one of the most incredible wildlife experiences I’ve ever had. Cheryl and I were on a trip with 6 other nature photographers and our leader. We had been in the Pantanal area of Brazil for about a week with 5 days along the Cuiaba River near Porto Jofre, looking for Jaguars and other photo ops. Our daily routine was breakfast at 5:30 AM and we took off on boats from 6 till about 11AM, lunch at noon at the lodge, then on the boats again 3PM till dark. Our group has 3 boats so just 3 people per boat so plenty of room for photo gear, etc. Over several days we had seen 10-12 Jaguars. Some were very good photo ops, some poor photo ops, some just glimpsed.

There are several lodges in the area and it is a popular place to visit for folks hoping to see Jaguars, so much like Yellowstone National Park, a crowd can gather when some significant wildlife is seen, but instead of car jams to see a Grizzly such as Yellowstone, this can be boat jams for a jaguar. I have seen as many as 22 boats, 70-100 feet off shore with lots of people in each boat taking photos of a sleeping Jaguar. BUT…that is not the end of the story! We were often in more remote areas of the rivers and inlets and streams more or less on our own looking for birds, etc., so lots of times there are no other boats around. The boat drivers all have radios, so if a Jaguar is seen, other boats are informed. We move 20-25 miles up and down the river to explore, so many times other boats are not close enough to arrive while a Jaguar is in view.

My limited Jaguar experience is that some are just sleeping and/or resting and mostly ignore the boats in the river. Others are walking though the edge of the forest near the river and when a boat becomes visible, the animal just vanishes back into the forest. This morning at about 7:30 AM our three boats were in an out-of-the way location, a mile or so apart. The boat I was in was photographing a Great Black Hawk when one of our other boats called us on the radio to say they had a Jaguar swimming in the river, apparently hunting, so we headed to that area. Apparently the Jaguar, with just its head visible, swam up to loafing Yacare Caimans and pounced onto a caiman which was about 6 or so feet long. The Jaguar and the caiman thrashed in the water with the Jaguar biting into the skull of the caiman. That is about the time our boat arrived, after the Jaguar had mostly subdued the caiman, but the caiman was still thrashing about. The Jaguar was up against a high dirt bank, still mostly in the water with a firm grip on the skull of the caiman and the Jaguar was not letting go. It was very dark and under heavy foliage and vines so I was shooting at 4000 and 6400 ISO but that was my only choice. Eventually the Jaguar was able to work itself and its prize away from the vines and it drug the caiman out of the water and up the dirt bank and eventually back into the forest to enjoy its catch beyond the curious and amazed eyes of the human observers. The caiman was as large or larger than the Jaguar. All I have to say is that a mature Jaguar is an incredibly powerful predator and watching this whole 15 minute episode is something I’ll not forget. What a beast!

This entire series was shot from a boat, perhaps 40 feet off the bank with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon 100-400 IS lens in case anyone is interested.

Cuiaba River,
near Porto Jofre,
Pantanal,
Brazil
16 August 2017

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Flying Squids Family Ommastrephidae

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aunty

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March 29, 2016

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Akikiki Oreomystis bairdi

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tonnessen

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June 22, 2017 04:05 PM MDT

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Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Perhaps the rarest Kauai forest bird.

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Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi

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March 20, 2012

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Robust Clubhook Squid Onykia robusta

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July 7, 2017 04:27 PM PDT

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Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

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happyasacupcake

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May 30, 2018 02:20 PM SAST

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We saw the snake eagle as it flew up from the ground. It flew in slow circles while it controlled and started to eat the snake. One minute from pic 1 to pic 8 where it started to eat the snake. Total time for this series, three minutes.

Snake at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14774517

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Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

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tangatawhenua

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February 11, 2016

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Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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American Nursery Web Spider Pisaurina mira

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August 3, 2018 09:14 AM CDT

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Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus

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June 29, 2018 10:56 AM CDT

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July 6, 2018 09:01 AM CDT

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Virginia's Warbler Leiothlypis virginiae

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July 8, 2018 09:58 AM CDT

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King Eider Somateria spectabilis

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November 25, 2016 01:32 PM CST

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Ruff Calidris pugnax

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mbeatty233

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April 29, 2018 05:58 PM CDT

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Rare, but seems to be becoming an annual vagrant to Indiana. Found by Jeff McCoy earlier this afternoon.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

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April 29, 2018 08:33 AM CDT

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Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

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April 28, 2018 08:36 AM HST

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Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica

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January 30, 2016 01:17 PM CST

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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molanic

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May 4, 2013 06:35 PM CDT

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Female Purple Finch & Male House Finch

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Florida Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma coerulescens

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whimbrelbirder

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January 1, 2018 08:47 AM CST