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blubayou

Data

Agosto 31, 2022 04:42 PM MDT

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ianmwright86

Data

Agosto 13, 2022 10:17 PM PDT

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sawwhet

Data

Agosto 14, 2022 08:37 AM CDT

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rngrben

Data

Julho 15, 2022 11:00 AM CDT

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eric_keith

Data

Julho 22, 2021 03:56 PM CDT

Descrição

Despite their name, these things were zapping mosquitos and gnats with equal voracity.

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gcwarbler

Data

Janeiro 2022

Lugar

Guatemala (Google, OSM)

Descrição

"Toto, I don't think we're [on Salton Drive] anymore!"
MK and I took a break from the cold (?) Texas winter with a 12-day getaway in Guatemala on a birding trip. This digi-scoped male Quetzal seems like an appropriate subject to start my uploads. I'll have a few more birds, a handful of moths and insects, and a ton of plants to upload in coming days and weeks.
Scope views of the present bird courtesy of one of our premier guides, Josue de León L.
Edit (2/2/2022): I've added a 2nd image which was taken with my little point-and-hope Canon PowerShot camera, zoomed out to about 20X. It produced a very respectable image (after a little brightening with software)!

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earthgrazer

Data

Dezembro 24, 2021 09:45 AM CST

Descrição

This beauty was found in a Walgreens parking lot by Bill Nichols of College Station. It allowed him to relocate it to a safer grassy area nearby.

Plants

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Plantas (Reino Plantae)

Observador

twylabirdjean

Data

Dezembro 2021

Lugar

Privado

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gcwarbler

Data

Novembro 19, 2021 10:16 AM CST

Descrição

I went back to look at the junipers in the remnant Chalk Prairie at Granger Lake. I don't know if I found the exact same individual as another (documented 6-1/2 yrs ago) that we were discussing:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1535031
but it can't be too far removed. Within a radius of about 200 yards (26 acres) centered on the present tree, there are only about 6 other junipers.
I spent time (and a lot of digits) documenting every aspect of the present tree and am comfortable labeling it Ashe Juniper. Growth form, bark, needle details, berries, presence of Robergea fungus, etc., all point to this species.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101497108
The present tree is middle-aged. I'd make an educated guess that it is on the order of 30 to 50 years old, which basically dates back to the establishment of Granger Lake and the wildlife management areas around the lake. I can guess that the berries of Ashe Juniper were transported here via robins or waxwings. I don't know where the nearest large stand of Ashe Juniper to this location might be, but it is probably much closer to I-35 in Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, or Austin.
@connlindajo @pintobeans @lanechaffin

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charlottereemts

Data

Outubro 9, 2021 11:44 AM CDT

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kevinparker

Data

Setembro 8, 2021 05:05 PM CDT

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twylabirdjean

Data

Maio 12, 2019 12:43 AM CDT

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gcwarbler

Data

Agosto 21, 2021 09:07 PM CDT

Descrição

I'm uploading this as a "placeholder" for the large number of uploads I'll have later from a mini-bioblitz at Maddin Prairie in Mitchell County, Texas. This was the first moth I photographed during out blacklighting effort and it appears to be something special. We IDed it on site as one of the Macalla's, then I thought it was going to be a closely related species of Cacozelia. Third time's a charm...

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rkostecke

Data

Junho 11, 2005 06:33 AM CDT

Lugar

Panama (Google, OSM)

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Mobelha-Do-Pacífico (Gavia pacifica)

Observador

gcwarbler

Data

Maio 23, 1998 04:00 PM CDT

Descrição

Field sketch of Pacific Loon at Hornsby Bend from CWS field journal, May 23, 1998. I don't find any images on eBird for this occurrence but there are at least 3 eBird checklists mentioning the record, including a detailed description by Bill Reiner Jr.:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S52507486

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sheliahargis

Data

Novembro 22, 2020 06:51 AM CST

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greglasley

Data

Julho 8, 2019 03:16 PM CDT

Descrição

This image for the bottom damsel. The top one will be reported separately.

I love this image because it shows a Smoky Rubyspot male at the top and an Ebony Jewelwing male at the bottom. Great illustration of wing shape differences. I see many reports of one reported as the other and try to explain the wing shape differences to folks...this shot is a great illustration.

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Porco-Espinho-Norte-Americano (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observador

jacobddowen

Data

Julho 1, 2020 07:15 AM CDT

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Ser Humano (Homo sapiens)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Novembro 11, 2015

Descrição

Texas iNat gathering in Dripping Springs on November 11, 2015.
Kneeling from left: @mchlfx (checkered shirt), @robberfly, @maractwin (blue shirt), @mksexton, @sambiology, @kueda (red bandana);
standing L to R: Bob (husband of taogirl) and Tuffy the dog, @greglasley, @lotus (sunglasses), @mikaelb, @blubayou (red blouse), @gpstewart (red shirt), @taogirl, @annikaml (sunglasses), @gcwarbler, @connlindajo, @brentano, @billdodd, Wilson (wife of cullen), @cullen, @cgritz, Aaron (husband of cgritz). Photo by Cheryl (wife of greglasley)

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Pardal-Dos-Telhados (Passer domesticus)

Observador

robinelizabeth410

Data

Abril 27, 2020 04:14 PM UTC

Descrição

Was shopping in Lowe’s and these sparrows had poked a hole in the seed and having a party!

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What

Corrupião-de-Bullock (Icterus bullockii)

Observador

twylabirdjean

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Rola-Turca (Streptopelia decaocto)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Janeiro 17, 2011

Descrição

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto
Dalhart, Dallam Co., Texas
17 January 2011
Approx. 1000 Eur. Collared-Doves
were in the immediate area, many
on top of a huge pile of corn kernals

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Pinguim-Imperador (Aptenodytes forsteri)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Dezembro 2001

Lugar

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

Descrição

I see lots of shots of animal tracks posted on iNat, but save for a raccoon or a few other simple ones, I claim no knowledge or expertise in tracks in the snow, mud, etc. But I thought tracks of Emperor Penguin in soft snow might add a different critter to the tracks repertoire! Image 3 shows the culprits making the tracks! We watched this daily for 8 or 10 days on that trip to the Ross Sea in 2001. The track in image 1 is made by a single individual. When there are multiple birds in a line (and they often travel 2 to 25 or more in single file in the same rut), those marks on the side of the rut where their flippers propel them along get very obscure from multiple flippers.

When on rocks and gravel or a thin snow cover, Emperors walk upright. But when in loose snow, or they want to speed up, they flop down on their bellies and "take off" propelling themselves along with their rear feet as well as their flippers. Under many circumstances they can move a good bit faster than a person is able to. Emperors are 3 feet tall and large ones can weigh 70+ pounds.

Emperor Penguin
Aptenodytes forsteri
Cape Washington,
Ross Sea
Antarctica
4 December 2001

these images scanned from 35mm slides

Location: Cape Washington, Ross Sea, ... (Google, OSM)
Places: AQ, AQ, Antarctica More...
Lat -74.5248, Lon 165.1697
Accuracy: 1000m

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Águia-Pesqueira (Pandion haliaetus)

Observador

lorarender

Data

Janeiro 27, 2020 03:49 PM CST

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Garças, Savacus e Afins (Subfamília Ardeinae)

Observador

mako252

Data

Novembro 18, 2019 09:42 AM CST

Descrição

continuing hybrid night-heronX ???

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Garças, Savacus e Afins (Subfamília Ardeinae)

Observador

mako252

Data

Novembro 25, 2019 12:35 PM CST

Descrição

continuing night-heronX heron sp. hybrid

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Tartaruga-Verde (Chelonia mydas)

Observador

tdavenport

Data

Novembro 2014

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descrição

Port Aransas Jetty, Mustang Island, Nueces County Texas

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mlgray12

Data

Agosto 12, 2019 10:59 PM -05

Descrição

One of several along creek on private ranch

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dillan92

Data

Agosto 12, 2019 10:32 PM UTC

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bethd

Data

Agosto 3, 2019 11:15 PM CDT

Descrição

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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gpstewart

Data

Agosto 2019

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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billarbon

Data

Junho 27, 2019 07:22 PM CDT

Descrição

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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Águias, Gaviões, Milhafres e Afins (Ordem Accipitriformes)

Observador

mikaelb

Data

Março 18, 2016 12:38 PM CDT

Descrição

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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gpstewart

Data

Junho 19, 2019 10:30 AM CDT

Descrição

Yett Creek Park, Travis Co TX

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cmeckerman

Data

Junho 2, 2019 08:24 PM CDT

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Cascavel-de-Cauda-Negra-Oriental (Crotalus ornatus)

Observador

timcole

Data

Junho 2019

Lugar

Privado

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dff349

Data

Maio 25, 2019 07:26 PM UTC

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gpstewart

Data

Maio 19, 2019 08:42 AM CDT

Descrição

Lake Creek Trail Williamson Co TX

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Mobelha-Grande (Gavia immer)

Observador

rubydeluna

Data

Fevereiro 10, 2018 11:37 AM PST

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Borboleta-Flambeau (Dryas iulia)

Observador

ericisley

Data

Outubro 11, 2018 11:51 AM CDT

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Beija-Flor-de-Pescoço-Vermelho (Archilochus colubris)

Observador

connlindajo

Data

Setembro 12, 2018 06:56 PM CDT

Descrição

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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ericisley

Data

Abril 16, 2018 10:25 AM CDT

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oz4caster

Data

Janeiro 11, 2018 11:46 AM CST

Descrição

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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Grou-Americano (Grus americana)

Observador

colleenm

Data

Janeiro 2018

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descrição

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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jonahevans

Data

Novembro 26, 2017 05:58 PM CST

Descrição

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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Lince-Pardo (Lynx rufus)

Observador

blubayou

Data

Dezembro 23, 2017 11:12 AM CST

Descrição

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

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mako252

Data

Novembro 2, 2017 11:28 AM CDT

Descrição

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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Atobá-de-Pés-Vemelhos (Sula sula)

Observador

mako252

Data

Novembro 2, 2017 01:46 PM CDT

Descrição

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

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weathergaltx

Data

Setembro 2017

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descrição

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

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dianaterryhibbitts

Data

Julho 3, 2017 06:29 PM CDT

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Chopim-Mulato (Molothrus ater)

Observador

kucycads

Data

Julho 23, 2017 05:56 PM CDT

Descrição

yellowish breast, associated with Red-winged Blackbirds

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Ser Humano (Homo sapiens)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Junho 12, 2012

Descrição

@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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Porco-Espinho-Norte-Americano (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observador

cullen

Data

Outubro 17, 2015 06:38 AM CDT

Descrição

Game Cam

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aguilita

Data

Julho 27, 2015

Descrição

Images 1-3 are of the same specimen

Image 4 is of a separate specimen

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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What

Anolis-Verde (Anolis carolinensis)

Observador

gpstewart

Data

Junho 28, 2015

Descrição

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