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April 2016

Durham, NC 4/29/16

   
Monarch Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata) Same jumping spider    

Durham, NC 4/28/16

     
Chalcid wasp (Eupelmus genus) Pachygronthid bug      

Durham, NC 4/27/16

American Snout Brown Thrasher Golden-backed Snipe Fly Green Frog, almost adult, but with a bit of a tail Fully adult Green Frog

 

       
Green Frog tadpoles with legs, dragonfly nymph, crane fly        

Durham, NC 4/26/16

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (in marsh) Stink bug Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Longhorn beetle Leech

 

Leaf beetle (Prasocuric phellandri) Jumping spider Green Frog (in puddle) Grasshopper nymph Tadpoles with legs (in puddle)

 

Fowler's Toad (tiny) recent metamorph, in mud near a puddle Chipping Sparrow Buttercups Tiny beetle Seed-eating ground beetle (Amara genus). ID thanks to Blaine Mathison.

Durham, NC 4/25/16

     
Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata) Jumping spider      

Ocracoke (beach), Hyde County, NC 4/23/16

   
Non-breeding, molting Black-bellied Plover Sanderling Willet    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/23/16

 
Male Northern Cardinal Carpet Beetle House Sparrow gathering nesting material from cattails Male Red-winged Blackbird in cedar tree  

Springer's Point Nature Preserve, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/22/16

   
Beach Male Red-winged Blackbird Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/22/16

Banner Birdfoot Trefoil Birdfoot Trefoil with some faded (fertilized?) flowers Evening Primrose Houses across the marsh

 

     
Mite, 1-2 mm long Blue-eyed Grass      

Ocracoke (beach), Hyde County, NC 4/21/16

Double-crested Cormorant Another Double-crested Cormorant Mostly gulls on a sand bar Tricolored Heron Same Tricolored Heron

 

       
Tricolored Heron and crow        

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/21/16

Barn Swallow Barn Swallows Blue Jay Brown Pelican Chive

 

Big house on the marsh Pink Wood-Sorrel Common Starling Common Toadflax Yellow-rumped Warbler

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/20/16

Birdfoot Trefoil in the middle of the day Birdfoot Trefoil in the early morning Male Northern Cardinal Eurasian Collared Dove Another Eurasian Collared Dove

 

Great Egret, with green patch indicating breeding status Mallard duckling without a family A drainage ditch in the big marsh on the south end Sunrise Tricolored Heron flying past the pier

 

     
Yellowlegs Same yellowlegs      

Ocracoke (beach scenes were at north end of the island), Hyde County, NC 4/19/16

Crow Egg cases Eurasian Collared Dove Small Ghost Crab Left at tombstone in the town cemetery

 

House Sparrow Another House Sparoow Osprey aircraft flying low over the marsh Another view of the Osprey aircraft Palamedes butterfly

 

       
Interesting street sign        

Ocracoke (halfway up the island), Hyde County, NC 4/18/16

 
Small Ghost Crab Blue-eyed Grass Grackle (nature trail) Palamedes Swallowtail (nature trail)  

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC 4/18/16

Barn Swallow Beach Female Northern Cardinal at Springer's Point Nature Preserve Eurasian Collared Dove Another Eurasian Collared Dove

 

Grackle Gulls in a cedar tree Hen Male House Finch Same male House Finch

 

Male House Finch Male Mallard, possibly hybrid w/ American Black Duck Mourning Dove Palamedes Swallowtail Rooster

 

   
Common Starling Sunrise Yellow-rumped Warbler in breeding plumage    

Pamlico Sound, Hyde County, NC 4/17/16

Swan Quarter Swan Quarter Herring Gull Gull Common Loon taking off

 

Herring Gull An island Laughing Gull Herring Gull Herring Gull

 

Juvenile Herring Full Herring Gulls Herring Gulls Several Herring Gulls that apparently dove for the same object Many Herring Gulls following the ferry's wake

 

   
Juvenile Herring Gull Cormorants and gulls on Big Foot Island, which was created by dredging ferry channels Double-crest Cormorant    

Durham, NC 4/15/16

Stink bug (Menecles insertus) Sawfly Red Admiral Same Red Admiral Question Mark

 

Pearl Crescent Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Antmimic spider American Snout Five-lined Skink

Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Rd.), Durham/Orange County, NC 4/14/16

White M Hairstreak Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Scarab beetle River Cooters Other River Cooters

 

River Cooters Red Buckeye Pink Wood-Sorrel Mining Bees, two leaving a nest in the ground Mining bee on Spring Beauty

 

Mining bee (Andrena genus) hovering outside nest entrance Another mining bee landing at the nest entrance Mining bee leaving the nest Mining bee entering nest Another mining bee entering a nest

 

Juvenal's Duskywing Another Juvenal's Duskywing Giant Chickweed flowers Fly on a Spring Beauty Different flies on Spring Beauties

 

 
Common Baskettail Carolina Chickadee Carolina Satyr Adult male Blue Corporal  

Durham, NC 4/14/16

Carolina Wren with nest-building materials (oak flowers) Carolina Wren in new nest-building location Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata) Same jumping spider Mystery spider

 

       
Tulip Poplar flower        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 4/14/16

Female Northern Cardinal Same cardinal Columbines Little Sweet Betsy Mayapple

 

Tadpoles, looking somewhat like adult frogs but still without legs. Probably bullfrogs. More tadpoles White-throated Sparrow Carpenter Bee inspecting one of my cameras Winged termite, caught while flying

 

       
Bee        

Durham, NC 4/13/16

Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Same jumping spider Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle larva Same larva Running crab spider

Durham, NC 4/12/16

Female Northern Cardinal Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutata) Male American Goldfinch Ground beetle Mystery larvae

 

Mallard family Male Purple Martin Squirrel in an oak tree Water scavenger beetle (moving very fast!) Ground beetle with springtail

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, NC 4/8/16

Common Buckeye Carolina Satyr Juvenal's Duskywing Red Admiral Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

 

American Lady Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Atamasco Lilies Grasshopper and mimic Shield-backed katydid

 

 
Eastern Tailed-blue Same Eastern Tailed-blue Same Eastern Tailed-blue Female midge (on an Atamasco Lily)  

Durham, NC 4/7/16

Brown Thrasher Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutata) Fowler's Toad tadpoles Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Common Water Strider

 

   
Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Northern Mockingbird    

Durham, NC 4/6/16

       
Caterpillar Hunter beetle        

Durham, NC 4/4/16

Black Vulture Same Black Vulture Bullfrog tadpole Another Bullfrog tadpole Longhorn beetle

 

 
Jumping spider (Plexippus paykulli) Northern Mockingbird singing Mourning Dove pair Cornsalad  

Durham, NC 4/3/16

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails Same Eastern Tiger Swallowtails Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Winged termites Purple Martin in flight

 

Crane fly Common Baskettail Caterpillar Hunter ground beetle Male Northern Cardinal Another male Northern Cardinal

 

       
Flower fly (Callicera erratica)        

Durham, NC 4/2/16

Crab spider (Mecaphesa genus) Mystery jumping spider Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Orb weaver Beetle

 

Weevil (Lechriops oculata) Same weevil Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Eastern Tiger Swallowtails Common Vetch

Durham, NC 4/1/16

     
Cherry tree Chipping Sparrow pair      

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