Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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December 2018

Durham, NC  12/30/18

Female Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal Dark-eyed Junco Dwarf spider

 

Dwarf spider Male Eastern Bluebird Neighborhood marsh Neighborhood pond Red-bellied Woodpecker

 

Scuttle fly Sundog Same sundog Weevil (I'm guessing Piazorhinus pictus) White-throated Sparrow

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/23/18

   
Male Bufflehead and juvie Red-breasted Merganser Female Red-breasted Merganser and male Bufflehead Same female Red-breasted Merganser and male Bufflehead    

 

 
Merganser Almost full moon Pied-billed Grebe Another Pied-billed Grebe  

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/23/18

Hurricane Alley's mural Gulls Rock Doves Ruddy Turnstone Town square

 

     
Willet Woodstock in the Christmas exhibit      

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  12/22/18

Mystery asters Eastern Buckmoth Same Eastern Buckmoth Another Eastern Buckmoth Fly

 

   
Pond Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/22/18

   
Sanderling Willet Sunrise    

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/22/18

Female Bufflehead Male Bufflehead American Coot and mystery duck Female Red-breasted Merganser Two juvie? mergansers

 

Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Another Snowy Egret Tricolored Heron White Ibis Same White Ibis

 

     
Banded Kingfisher      

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  12/21/18

Mystery asters Brown Pelicans More Brown Pelicans Female Bufflehead Duckweed, Water Meal, possibly Water Fern

 

Firewheel Gulls Sea Myrtle Waves

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/21/18

Female Bufflehead Male Eastern Bluebird Full Moon Juvie Little Blue Heron Mallards eating feed left by resident, proof positive that they're the most intelligent duck species!

 

 
Pied-Billed Grebe Nonbreeding Male Ruddy Duck Female Ruddy Duck Tricolored Heron  

Durham, NC  12/19/18

Black Vulture Snow Snow Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse

Durham, NC  12/18/18

Brown Creeper Same Brown Creeper Same Brown Creeper Chipping Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco

 

 
Same Dark-eyed Junco Same Dark-eyed Junco, in partial shadow Red-bellied Woodpecker Tufted Titmouse  

Durham, NC  12/11/18

       
A brief snow cover        

Durham, NC  12/8/18

     
Male Downy Woodpecker White Heath Asters      

Durham, NC  12/3/18

       
Winter crane fly        

Durham, NC  12/1/18

Leaf beetle (Paria quadrinotata) Dwarf spider Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata) Orb weaver (female Araneus miniatus) Maybe a wolf spider

 

   
Spider on hat Elongate springtail (Entomobrya bicolor) White Heath Aster    

 

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