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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

Observer

brentturcotte

Date

June 14, 2020 04:10 PM EDT
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Photo (c) Jonathan Carpenter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jonathan (JC) Carpenter
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Observer

reneauherbfarm

Date

May 12, 2019 06:44 PM UTC
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Photo (c) Dawn Vornholt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

April 15, 2019 09:51 AM CDT

Description

Richardson Square mall
Photo 1:
Nesting in the Middle of a Parking Lot
I found a killdeer nesting right in the middle of the parking lot of a big Lowe's. There were little squares of dirt with sparse grass and small trees throughout the cement parking lot. I saw this killdeer first. With cars going by 2 feet away. The bird jumped up and ran to a different square making that trilling sound. There was not a nest under it but I started looking at each square of dirt.
Photo 2:
Only Three Eggs
Two squares of dirt over I found the nest, about a foot away from the road. There were only 3 eggs in it, which explains why the mom was not sitting on the eggs yet. Killdeer start brooding after they lay that 4th egg. This makes sure all 4 babies hatch at the same time. This is important because they all leave the nest within an hour of so of hatching once the babies feathers are dry, and don't come back.
Photo 3:
View From a Nest
When standing in front of the nest and looking up, this was my view. Talk about your urban wildlife.

Killdeer - Photo (c) USFWSmidwest, some rights reserved (CC BY)
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

tmn-alc

Date

May 21, 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Wood Duck - Photo (c) ian wetton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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Lantana Genus Lantana

Observer

huibriep

Date

June 9, 2020 05:00 PM UTC
Lantana - Photo (c) Joseph C, all rights reserved
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Lantana (Genus Lantana)
Added on June 15, 2020.
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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

carlevan2840

Date

June 8, 2020 08:09 AM EDT
Great Blue Heron - Photo (c) Dan Roach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
techguy_does_naturephotography's ID: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Added on June 08, 2020.
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