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Mexican Pinyon Pinus cembroides

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gcwarbler

Date

August 27, 1990

Description

Another tree which made a scenic choice of where to germinate and grow.
Scanned from 35mm Ektachrome slide.

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Glorious Jewel Scarab Chrysina gloriosa

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gcwarbler

Date

August 26, 1990

Description

I had been in awe of beetles like this ever since I saw them in a museum tray many years ago, but suffice it to say that when I encountered this one in the field for the first time, it was..."glorious"!
Scanned from 35mm Ektachrome slide.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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jblinde

Date

May 21, 2021 05:12 PM CDT

Description

It looks like the larger fish has a second, smaller fish, in its mouth. The GBH made several attempts to swallow this fish before finally succeeding.

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

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tadamcochran

Date

May 14, 2021 08:22 PM CDT

Description

Alysa caught a baby possum.

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Variable Dancer Argia fumipennis

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briangooding

Date

May 6, 2021 03:54 PM CDT

Description

Male Argia fumipennis being predated by male Erythemis simplicicollis

I was taking photos of the Attenuated Bluet and these flew right up next to me.

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Bold Jumping Spider Phidippus audax

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annikaml

Date

April 20, 2021 08:25 AM CDT

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Dwarf Prairie Clover Dalea nana

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annikaml

Date

April 19, 2021 12:00 PM CDT

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White-marked Tussock Moth Orgyia leucostigma

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wildcarrot

Date

April 24, 2021 10:04 AM CDT

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Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia

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oddfitz

Date

March 21, 2021 11:44 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Quick trip to a friends Bosque County ranch to see if the GCW's had arrived. They were there and singing in force. Along with quiet a few BW Warblers and Chipping Sparrows.

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Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana

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jblinde

Date

February 11, 2021 04:46 PM CST

Description

Yes, I went birding in the below freezing weather- it wasn't too bad as long as the wind wasn't blowing. The birds were quite active although they didn't necessarily want to stand still and pose. LLELA- Cottonwood Trail

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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tmurr1225

Date

February 6, 2021 10:18 AM CST

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Wood Ear Fungi Genus Auricularia

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annikaml

Date

December 25, 2020 02:46 PM CST

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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

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bsandifer

Date

December 8, 2020 10:49 AM CST

Description

Female.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

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rsalinas2370

Date

December 16, 2020 09:50 AM CST

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

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rsalinas2370

Date

December 17, 2020 01:21 PM CST

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Comet Darner Anax longipes

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ericisley

Date

September 30, 2020 10:11 AM CDT

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Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina

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ericisley

Date

August 19, 2020 09:21 AM CDT

Description

Seems to be large prey for such a small Green lynx spider

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Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

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tmurr1225

Date

July 25, 2020 09:18 AM CDT

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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briangooding

Date

July 13, 2020 01:36 PM CDT

Description

Two male Calopteryx maculata sparring over territory

I took 30-40 shots absolutely certain I would have at least one stunning shot out of the sequence but this heavy crop was the only shot that looked like it was taken on purpose...

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Rainbow Grasshopper Dactylotum bicolor

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oddfitz

Date

July 7, 2020 04:28 PM CDT

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lovebirder

Date

June 25, 2020 10:16 PM CDT

Description

These sprang from the eggs laid on the wall that my moth lights shine on 9 days ago:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49849985

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Western Slimy Salamander Plethodon albagula

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oddfitz

Date

June 17, 2020 01:24 PM CDT

Description

Left

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Ozark Clubtail Gomphurus ozarkensis

Observer

oddfitz

Date

June 16, 2020 08:12 PM CDT

Description

@greglasley this was on the side of the building that @jwn and I was staying at. Thinking it's G. ozarkensis. Thoughts?

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Texan Crescent Anthanassa texana

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tmurr1225

Date

May 30, 2020 09:33 AM CDT

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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tmurr1225

Date

June 5, 2020 09:38 AM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

May 14, 2020 10:12 PM CDT

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

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oddfitz

Date

May 19, 2020 04:17 PM CDT

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Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor

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greglasley

Date

May 5, 2006 07:11 PM CDT

Description

Varied Bunting

Passerina versicolor
male
(rare record in this area)
Las Colmenas Ranch
near McCook,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
5 May 2006

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

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greglasley

Date

May 18, 2020 11:11 AM CDT

Description

male Golden-fronted Woodpecker enjoying a bath.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

alchemist2000

Date

May 4, 2020 08:04 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This bird flew over, headed back in the direction of its nest on the other side of the dam. As seen in the second picture, there were crows in hot pursuit.

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Eared Treehopper Archasia auriculata

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sambiology

Date

May 4, 2020 10:58 PM CDT

Description

Loads of bugs showed up at the black lights tonight! Lots of diversity and abundance. :)

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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itmndeborah

Date

April 29, 2020 03:28 PM CDT

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Stillwater Clubtail Arigomphus lentulus

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ericisley

Date

April 27, 2020 09:30 AM CDT

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Calico Pennant Celithemis elisa

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briangooding

Date

April 23, 2020 10:08 AM CDT

Description

Teneral female Celithemis elisa below exuviae

Took at daytrip out of DFW to get away.

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Sulphur-tipped Clubtail Phanogomphus militaris

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ericisley

Date

April 23, 2020 10:59 AM CDT

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Mexican Free-tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis

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bosqueaaron

Date

July 10, 2018

Place

salado, tx (Google, OSM)

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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robw

Date

March 16, 2020 04:24 PM CDT

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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mchlfx

Date

February 21, 2020 02:13 PM CST

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Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana

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jblinde

Date

February 27, 2020 04:48 PM CST

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

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nbdragonflyguy

Date

February 26, 2020 12:25 PM AST

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Leconte's Sparrow Ammospiza leconteii

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tmurr1225

Date

February 22, 2020 11:23 AM CST

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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jblinde

Date

February 16, 2020 05:21 PM CST

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Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

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lovebirder

Date

February 14, 2020 05:13 PM CST

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

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rsalinas2370

Date

January 16, 2020 10:37 AM CST

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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

Observer

sambiology

Date

January 14, 2020 09:27 AM CST

Description

What a nice morning -- big time thanks to Taylor for letting me check out the black-throated blue warbler that's sticking around his place. Stopped briefly at Harry Moss Park too.

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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annikaml

Date

January 3, 2020 02:41 PM CST

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

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ericisley

Date

December 18, 2019 12:23 PM CST

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

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ericisley

Date

December 8, 2019 12:36 PM CST

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

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annikaml

Date

November 14, 2019 01:43 PM CST

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

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briangooding

Date

October 17, 2019 03:04 PM CDT

Description

Tandem pair of Anax junius attempt to escape interaction with Trachemys scripta elegans

If you look closely it is possible to see the turtle has the just near or above the tarsus of the right hindleg in its mouth. The darners ended up escaping.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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jblinde

Date

October 23, 2019 04:34 PM CDT

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Bold Jumping Spider Phidippus audax

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tmurr1225

Date

October 18, 2019 05:29 PM CDT

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annikaml

Date

September 29, 2019 09:03 AM CDT

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Autumn Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

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nbdragonflyguy

Date

September 26, 2019 03:19 PM ADT

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Blue-eyed Darner Rhionaeschna multicolor

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greglasley

Date

September 9, 2019 11:30 AM CDT

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American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

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ericisley

Date

August 8, 2019 10:18 AM CDT

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Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides vittatus

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greglasley

Date

August 6, 2019 05:12 AM CDT

Description

this obs for the scorpion. The moth is posted separately.

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Double-striped Bluet Enallagma basidens

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briangooding

Date

June 12, 2019 11:09 AM CDT

Description

Male Enallagma basidens with hydrachnid mites

This male appeared out of place, as did its behavior. I watched him for a minute and he was not translocating sperm or engaging in typical grooming with his legs. He seemed to move slower than normal, almost as though the ambient temperature was much lower.

Cannot say for sure that there was an intentionality to remove the mites though it did seem the motion was there.

Though it seems obvious, I'm not sure what was going on or what the root of the behavior was.

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Smoky Rubyspot Hetaerina titia

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greglasley

Date

July 8, 2019 03:16 PM CDT

Description

This observation for the top damsel. The bottom 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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Giant Desert Centipede Scolopendra heros

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 19, 2019 07:47 PM CDT

Description

This is Texas, after all....

I am not one to be startled by scorpions, rattlesnakes and the like when I come across one unexpectedly, but just had a rather startling experience. I was driving a truck along a ranch road near where I am staying when suddenly a Giant Redheaded Centipede, 6+ inches long, came scampering across the dashboard right in front of me. Not a clue how it got in the vehicle but I must admit to a sudden expletive uttered. I got the vehicle stopped and opened the door and the centipede got on the inside of the driver's door while I took a few cell phone shots. I knocked him off the door and he fell to the ground and took off like a centipede out of Hell. I then continued my trip, but found myself checking the floor, the doors, the seats etc. as I drove.

I have seen lots of these but never in my car. I have never been stung but they reportedly have a very bad sting.
https://texashillcountry.com/3-facts-texas-centipedes/

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

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greglasley

Date

June 25, 2019 08:34 AM CDT

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Green Oak-Slug Moth Euclea incisa

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annikaml

Date

June 11, 2019 12:16 PM CDT

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Red-banded Leafhopper Graphocephala coccinea

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annikaml

Date

June 12, 2019 03:09 PM CDT

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Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

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amynature

Date

May 19, 2019 11:19 AM HST

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Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides

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amynature

Date

May 22, 2019 11:38 AM HST

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Rambur's Forktail Ischnura ramburii

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briangooding

Date

April 22, 2019 02:45 PM CDT

Description

Male Ischnura ramburii with Toxomerus sp. prey

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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tmurr1225

Date

May 19, 2019 09:51 AM CDT

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Oak Hairstreak Satyrium favonius

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greglasley

Date

May 3, 2019 03:25 PM CDT

Description

I was out on my property between rain showers when I spotted this Oak Hairstreak on a milkweed. I got a couple of shots when I began to think the butterfly was being very still. Then I saw that a small yellowish crab spider had caught the hairstreak. The crab spider will be posted separately.

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Harnessed Tiger Moth Apantesis phalerata

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annikaml

Date

April 27, 2019 10:30 PM CDT

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Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 26, 2019 12:58 PM PDT

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Texas Antelope Squirrel Ammospermophilus interpres

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lovebirder

Date

April 21, 2019 10:12 AM CDT

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Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii

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ericisley

Date

April 9, 2019 09:35 AM CDT

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Sparkling Jewelwing Calopteryx dimidiata

Observer

briangooding

Date

April 3, 2019 02:15 PM CDT

Description

Male Calopteryx dimidiata

Another male photobombed my shot.

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Painted Skimmer Libellula semifasciata

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greglasley

Date

April 2, 2019 01:42 PM CDT

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Banner Clubtail Hylogomphus apomyius

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 2, 2019 03:09 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

we had a very nice time photographing this very local species not often observed in Texas.We saw at least 4 different individuals including a pair in copula. Shots of the pair, perched on my finger, will be posted later by nancynorman and briangooding

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

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tmurr1225

Date

April 1, 2019 12:42 PM CDT

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North American Luna Moth Actias luna

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greglasley

Date

March 30, 2019 06:42 AM CDT

Description

First Luna Moth I've ever had in my yard. A real treat this morning! They are far less common here on the eastern part of the Edwards Plateau than 15 miles east in Austin, etc., which is ca 700-800 feet lower elevation.

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Frostweed Verbesina virginica

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bosqueaaron

Date

November 14, 2018 08:19 AM CST

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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robw

Date

March 21, 2019

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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robw

Date

March 17, 2019

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

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greglasley

Date

March 18, 2019

Description

female Golden-fronted WP visiting one of my feeders.

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Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus

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annikaml

Date

March 10, 2019 06:43 PM CDT

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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annikaml

Date

March 10, 2019 09:44 AM CDT

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Swamp Darner Epiaeschna heros

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rsalinas2370

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March 13, 2019 01:32 PM CDT

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Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors

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robw

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March 12, 2019 03:24 PM CDT

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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amynature

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March 4, 2019 04:10 PM HST

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Springtime Darner Basiaeschna janata

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ericisley

Date

February 13, 2019 12:42 PM CST

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Dot-winged Baskettail Epitheca petechialis

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ericisley

Date

February 17, 2019 10:47 AM CST

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Springtime Darner Basiaeschna janata

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ericisley

Date

February 12, 2019 10:35 AM CST

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

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greglasley

Date

January 30, 2019 09:31 AM CST

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American Wigeon × Northern Shoveler Mareca americana × Spatula clypeata

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annikaml

Date

January 20, 2019 02:35 PM CST

Description

I'm guessing this is what it is.

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White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

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greglasley

Date

December 25, 2018 09:27 AM CST

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

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greglasley

Date

December 25, 2018 09:35 AM CST

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Black Scoter Melanitta americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 20, 2018 10:22 AM CST

Description

Two male Black Scoters have been at this location over a week now. @ericisley and I met there this morning and had lots of close looks at these birds. A real treat to see this species in Austin! The first image shows one of the birds preening and you can see the saw-toothed edges of its upper mandible. Shows how they can hold on to a slippery fish!

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Genus Eris

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annikaml

Date

December 9, 2018 02:46 PM CST

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

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December 21, 2018 11:43 AM CST

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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greglasley

Date

December 18, 2018 09:50 AM CST

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 14, 2018 03:25 PM CST

Description

This adult Red-tailed Hawk started screaming at me as soon as I stopped my vehicle. He/she continued to scream as it flew away....not happy with me at all.

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Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

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greglasley

Date

December 12, 2018 02:37 PM CST

Description

This was pretty exciting to watch although the birds were quite high. We saw an adult Golden Eagle overhead so I stopped to try to get some shots. An adult Red-tailed Hawk started diving on the eagle and made 4 or 5 passes before deciding he had explained to the eagle that this was his area.

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pfau_tarleton

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November 16, 2018 05:28 PM CST