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What

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Observer

jwn

Date

September 10, 2021 11:53 AM CDT

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Olive Sparrow (Arremonops rufivirgatus)

Observer

jwn

Date

July 22, 2021 10:12 AM CDT

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Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Observer

jwn

Date

June 28, 2021 10:26 AM CDT

Description

This little downy has become a regular at my house

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What

Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia)

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Please excuse the long-winded comments here, but this was just too special not to share with my iNat friends.

I was on the back deck of my house a while ago, adding sunflower seeds to a feeder that the siskins and goldfinches had about depleted. I saw some movement in one of the live oaks which hangs over my deck and saw that it was a Nashville Warbler. This is a common migrant in central Texas, but I had never gotten any shots of one in my yard. I went back in the house, grabbed a camera with a 100-400 mm lens and came back out on the deck to try to get some identifiable shots of the Nashville. I saw it occasionally popping in and out of view, but it would never give me enough time to get an identifiable shot. So, I'm standing there getting frustrated at the Nashville when suddenly...a Golden-cheeked Warbler started singing about 8 feet from me!

Golden-cheeked Warbler is an endangered species which nests nowhere but Texas. I have heard them from my property two or three times in the past years and seen a male nearby a few years ago, but the habitat in my neighborhood is certainly not prime for the species, but I do know they are around this immediate area in small numbers, but can be very difficult to find. Normally I have to go 30 or so miles from here to see this species, and then it is always iffy whether such a trip is successful. So, now this Golden-cheeked cranks up in song at 4 PM on an overcast and windy day right at my back door...AND I'm holding a camera! Long story short, I took 150+ images from as close as 6 feet as this mature male GCWA foraged in my live oaks! The bird seemed totally unconcerned about me blasting away with the camera and was busy grabbing small worms, etc. It was terrifically exciting. The bird spent at least 10 minutes above my deck, and sang 5 or 6 times, then flew off toward the more wooded property west of me. Golden-cheeks are quick to abandon locations where human habitation is too dense, but hopefully a place like my neighborhood where all the houses are on 2-3 acre sized properties, is more conducive to the bird sticking around. Anyway, first time I have photographed the species in this area or even in Hays County. And I never did get any shots of the Nashville. Somehow that is just O.K. :-)

By the way, the "out of range" designation which usually pops up on the iNat maps of any report of this species near Austin, is incorrect. The area of the Edwards Plateau just west of Austin is, and always has been, part of the normal range of this species.

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

jwn

Date

August 1, 2020 12:05 PM CDT

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What

Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)

Observer

jwn

Date

August 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Observer

jwn

Date

August 3, 2020 06:28 PM CDT

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What

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Observer

jwn

Date

July 14, 2020 12:21 PM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

Observer

jwn

Date

June 27, 2020 10:32 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Observer

jwn

Date

May 31, 2020 11:25 AM CDT

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What

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Observer

jwn

Date

May 11, 2020 12:07 PM CDT

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What

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Observer

sambiology

Date

April 15, 2020 12:04 PM CDT

Description

My favorite baby bird!!!

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What

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 14, 2020 04:35 PM CST

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What

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Observer

jwn

Date

January 18, 2020 10:58 AM CST

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

jwn

Date

January 7, 2020 02:01 PM CST

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What

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Observer

jwn

Date

January 15, 2020 02:15 PM CST

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What

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Observer

ericisley

Date

December 11, 2019 12:49 PM CST

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What

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 12, 2019 09:14 AM CST

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 12, 2019 09:24 AM CST

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

ericisley

Date

December 8, 2019 12:36 PM CST

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 15, 2019 03:26 PM CDT

Description

This is my fourth posting of this same nest, starting June 26, 2019.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27718328
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27780904
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28145676
One chick hatched July 3, I think. There are now two chicks in the nest just a few days from fledgling. I'll try to keep some photo records of them as my time permits.

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What

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Observer

jwn

Date

May 17, 2019 01:59 PM CDT

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What

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

Observer

jwn

Date

May 14, 2019 12:38 PM CDT

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What

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 22, 2019 02:57 PM CDT

Description

Two adult Killdeer had four 1 day-old chicks which were scampering all over the area.

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Date

February 24, 2019 03:40 PM CST

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What

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 1, 2019 12:18 PM CST

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What

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

jwn

Date

January 28, 2019 09:04 AM CST

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What

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

January 23, 2019 12:54 PM CST

Description

Was surprised to find two seperate Winter Wrens without much effort today.

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 24, 2019 10:53 AM CST

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What

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 24, 2019 11:50 AM CST

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What

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 4, 2019 08:52 AM CST

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What

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Date

December 15, 2018 12:47 PM CST

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What

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Observer

ericisley

Date

December 4, 2018 10:18 AM CST

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What

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 24, 2018 11:21 AM CST

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 15, 2018 08:52 AM CST

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What

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

Observer

ericisley

Date

October 7, 2018 10:25 AM CDT

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What

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 1, 2018 10:03 AM CDT

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What

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

August 18, 2018 11:46 AM CDT

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What

Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 8, 2003 08:02 AM CDT

Description

Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
adult at nest
Tucson, Pima Co., AZ
8 April 2003

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 1, 2018 10:33 AM CDT

Description

Brushy Creek- Williamson Co TX

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What

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

July 27, 2018 10:06 PM CDT

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What

Giant Prairie Robber Fly (Microstylum morosum)

Observer

ericisley

Date

July 17, 2018 11:26 AM CDT

Description

This Robberfly I was following and it decided to land on my tripod leg, so took a few shots, then it went to a large concrete filled steel tube, then flew out caught a Grasshopper and decided to land on the tripod leg, again got a few shots then it took off I couldn't find it for a bit till I noticed it perched on the Lens strap around so had to take the last photo with the Cell phone

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What

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Observer

ericisley

Date

May 7, 2018 08:58 AM CDT

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What

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Observer

fiddleman

Date

April 24, 2018 10:57 AM CDT

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What

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 22, 2018 02:58 PM CDT

Description

squinting in the afternoon sun

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What

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Observer

gpstewart

Date

April 6, 2018 09:26 AM CDT

Description

Pecos River Canyon Val Verde Co TX

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What

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 17, 2018 09:43 AM CDT

Description

Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
17 March 2018

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What

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Observer

tfandre

Date

March 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Observer

ericisley

Date

January 14, 2018 10:06 AM CST

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 6, 2018 09:05 AM CST

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What

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Observer

gpstewart

Date

January 3, 2018 08:39 AM CST

Description

Forest Creek, Round Rock, Williamson Co TX

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

ericisley

Date

December 25, 2017 10:52 AM CST

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What

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Observer

briangooding

Date

June 3, 2017 12:37 PM CDT

Description

Male Pachydiplax longipennis attempting to wipe rain from eyes

I went out the other day as it was about to rain to see if I could follow some dragonflies and find the best types of places they hole-up when it rains.

I got there a little too late and the rain was coming down pretty heavily so I just hung out under some tree cover and looked around.

As I moved from one covered spot to another I saw this lone Blue Dasher clinging to a branch, sitting there as it rained. He kept trying to wipe the large water droplet that had accumulated near the vertex but he was unable to dislodge it.

I don't know what it is like to see like a dragonfly but I imagine the water must distort the vision quite a bit. As well it could possibly have been a grooming response (just as if other detritus where resting on eyes) and not been related to the fact that the water may distort vision.

Either way, kind of funny to watch.

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What

Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 15, 2009 08:57 AM CDT

Description

Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Catalina,
Pima Co., Arizona
15 March 2009

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What

Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 26, 2017 11:23 AM CDT