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Setophaga Warblers (Genus Setophaga)

Observer

kennysusername

Date

October 6, 2021 01:13 PM EDT

Description

Presumed hybird Pine x Yellow-throated Warbler. Originally found by Kyle Matera on 09/22/2021 (please see that report here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/97373048) Relocated by Kyle and I on 10/06/2021. No vocalizations.

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Date

November 18, 2021 11:43 AM CST

Description

This owl managed to get inside what we thought was a fully enclosed chicken coop where it helped itself to a hen. When we found it in the morning we opened the pen and let it fly away. It was a bit larger than the rooster who did have a go at it.

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Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)

Observer

jennpo

Date

November 2021

Description

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE.

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Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)

Observer

kennysusername

Date

November 2021

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Observer

tiffany_moore

Date

November 10, 2021 03:02 PM EST

Description

Pseudoscorpian found in pine rockland. No idea what species. It didn't have a wipe, could be a nymph?

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Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

jthomas

Date

November 10, 2007

Description

pod of killer whales off Joultes, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas

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Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)

Observer

canalreeds

Date

December 31, 2017 04:32 PM EST

Description

Spinner dolphin washed ashore after bites from cookiecutter shark

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Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

Observer

cartergilley

Date

November 1, 2021 06:45 PM EDT

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North American Mountain Lion (Puma concolor ssp. couguar)

Observer

peteacorr

Date

October 2021

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Big Cypress Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger ssp. avicennia)

Observer

linaceae

Date

April 20, 2008 08:29 AM EDT

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Four-fingered Skink (Sepsina tetradactyla)

Date

April 15, 1963

Description

Possibly? Slow worm with vestigial limbs

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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Observer

phils1stpix

Date

October 2, 2015 12:53 PM EDT

Description

American Alligator
Alligator mississippiensis

Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Ocala National Forest
Lake County Florida
Olympus OM-D E-M5
14-42mm II Lens
PT-EP08 Underwater Housing,
PPO-EP01 Lens Port
& 14-42mm Zoom Gear

Phil's 1stPix on 500px

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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Date

October 22, 2021 08:53 PM EDT

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

greenesnake

Date

June 18, 2021 09:02 AM CDT

Description

Young juvenile Bobcat

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Greater Siren (Siren lacertina)

Observer

arthur-windsor

Date

March 27, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Great Egret captures and eventually eats a Greater Siren.
Bethesda Service Center, Boynton Beach, FL

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Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Observer

jayodell

Date

June 18, 2018 08:29 AM EDT

Description

This dove literally landed in my lap during offshore sailing passage from Bahamas to Beaufort North Carolina. It was very tired and wet, dried and preened its feathers while catching a ride for about 24 hours before it flew away.

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Eastern Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis ssp. jamaicensis)

Observer

kyle_paul

Date

May 2021

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Bibron's Bevel-nosed Boa (Candoia bibroni)

Observer

s11061884

Date

November 23, 2019 01:10 PM NZDT

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Bigclaw River Shrimp (Macrobrachium carcinus)

Observer

presto84

Date

October 7, 2021 03:48 PM EDT

Description

The first image shows what appears o be very long fore-claws.

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Observer

oridgen10

Date

August 10, 2021 09:34 PM EDT

Description

1st molecular confirmation of Massospora diceroproctae made from individuals I collected from this location.

See pink fungus in genital area.

Matt Kasson from the University of West Virginia alerted me to this possibility from my iNat post of this cicada and undertook DNA barcoding using my samples.

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Rim Rock Crowned Snake (Tantilla oolitica)

Observer

marvoging

Date

March 2012

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Northern Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus)

Observer

aosad004

Date

October 2021

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

July 27, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

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Knight Anole (Anolis equestris)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

September 30, 2021 05:02 PM EDT

Description

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Pine Woods Littersnake (Rhadinaea flavilata)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

September 23, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

Description

I originally found it under some tree litter while I was doing yardwork. Accidentaly scared it onto a paved area of my yard.

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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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Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 28, 2015

Description

Life bird! #1443 world-wide, 716 for the ABA area. Two lousy pictures of a great bird.

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Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)

Observer

edcoreyncdpr

Date

February 2020

Place

Missing Location

Description

Breached at least 8 times over the course of a few minutes