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December 2014

Southpoint Shopping Center, Durham, NC  12/31/14

Multi-colored Swarovski "snowflakes" Same "snowflakes," but catching the light differently Yet another "snowflake" A rainbow projected on the floor by a "snowflake."  

Durham, NC  12/27/14

Question Mark Gea heptagon Mating scuttle flies (Phoridae family) Maybe dark fishing spider  

Durham, NC  12/26/14

Wolf spider        

Durham, NC  12/21/14

Jumping spider        

Durham, NC  12/19/14

Female Eastern Bluebird Aphid      

Durham, NC  12/17/14

Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush      

Durham, NC  12/15/14

Northern Mockingbird White-throated Sparrow      

Durham, NC  12/14/14

Northern Brownsnake Leaffooted bug      

Durham, NC  12/12/14

Jumping spider (Thiodana sylvana)        

Durham, NC  12/10/14

Dwarf spider (Erigoninae family) Diamond-backed Froghopper Humpbacked Orb Weaver    

San Francisco, CA aerial photos 12/5/14

San Francisco, downtown in the foreground        

South Lido Park, Sarasota, FL   12/4/14

Brown Pelican in Australian Pine Osprey Gulf Fritillary Non-breeding Black-bellied Plover Osprey

Ringling Museum of Art grounds, Sarasota, FL  12/4/14

Barred Yellow (Eurema daira), dorsal view (actually elsewhere in Sarasota) Anhinga Phaon Crescent Hooded Mergansers White Peacock

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, FL  12/3/14
Wood Stork Black Vulture Wood Stork landing Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) flower Cuban Anole Crow

Great Blue Heron Black Vultures on the weir A few Black Vultures Wood Stork Roseate Spoonbills

The palm forest        


Whirligig beetles        

South Lido Park, Sarasota, FL 12/2/14

Great Blue Heron Same Great Blue Heron Great Egret Reddish Egret, at least according to Sibley's.  But no showy behavior here. Willet

Willet with prey Snowy Egret Cuban Anole    

Ringling Museum of Art grounds, 12/2/14

Osprey Little Blue Heron Barred Yellow (dry season wing pattern) Barred Yellow (wet season wing pattern) Barred Yellow (dorsal view)


Anhinga Forster's Tern White Peacock    

Sarasota, FL (marsh) 12/2/14

Hooded Mergansers Juvenile White Ibis Barred Yellow (dry season form)    

Sarasota, FL (marsh) 12/1/14

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) Same Roseate Spoonbill, catching prey Another view of the Roseate Spoonbill Tricolored Heron Beetle pupa

Aerial Photos 12/1/14

Sunshine Skyway, with St. Petersburg, FL, in the distance        

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