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December 2019

Durham, NC 12/31/19

Aphid Aphid Flower fly Flower fly Another flower fly

     
Nymph Red-bellied Woodpecker      

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC 12/28/19

Yellow Firewheels "Normal" Firewheel Firewheels Flags at the Visit Center Plane

Carolina Lake, New Hanover County, NC 12/28/19

 
Snowy Egret Female Ruddy Duck Bufflehead pair and scaup pair Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)  

     
Same Bufflehead and scaup pairs Mural      

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC 12/27/19

Female Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Another female Eastern Bluebird Yellow-rumped Warbler Another Yellow-rumped Warbler

     
Turkey Oak Long Leaf Pine      

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC 12/27/19

Lantana Fog Bush Honeybee Surfer

       
Roofers        

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC 12/27/19

     
Female White-winged Scoter Same female White-winged Scoter      

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC 12/26/19

   
Cargo ship on the Cape Fear River, far beyond Battery Buchanan (at Fort Fisher), as seen from the Fort Fisher Basin Trail. Fallen cedar tree Climbing Hempvine    

 
Double-crested Cormorants Double-crested Cormorant Distant fiddler crabs Firewheel  

 
Goldenrod, with a true bug Henbit Male Hooded Merganser Male Hooded Mergansers  

   
Hooded Mergansers Hooded Mergansers Northern Mockingbird    

 
Plane Royal Tern Royal Tern Snowy Egret and young gull  

Snowy Egret Another Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Another Snowy Egret Song Sparrow

   
Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow Stick insect (Anisomorpha genus)    

       
Mating stick insects (Anisomorpha genus)        

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC 12/26/19

Common Starling Same Common Starling Tricolored Heron Same Tricolored Heron Same Tricolored Heron, in new location

White Ibis White-winged Scoter American Coot American Coots Double-crested Cormorant with a Ring-billed Gull

       
Killdeer        

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC 12/25/19

 
Brown Pelican flying overhead Marina, with condos in the background Foam Fog, including distant hotel  

 

 
Ring-billed Gull Another Ring-billed Gull Sanderling Yellow Firewheels  

Durham, NC 12/24/19

 
Eastern Gray Squirrels Same Eastern Gray Squirrels Jumping spider Another jumping spider  

Durham, NC 12/21/19

     
Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren      

Durham, NC 12/20/19

 
Male Downy Woodpecker Same Downy Woodpecker Same Downy Woodpecker Same Downy Woodpecker  

Juvie Eastern Phoebe Same juvie Eastern Phoebe Same juvie Eastern Phoebe Deserted wasp nest White-breasted Nuthatch

 
Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Fungi Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Another Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle  

     
A third Asian Multi-colored Beetle Basal leaves of Cutleaf Toothwort      

Durham, NC 12/19/19

     
Blooming Forsythia flower White-throated Sparrow      

Durham, NC 12/18/19

Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Song Sparrow Weevil on log under bark

 
White-throated Sparrow Aquatic snail lifting shell on leaf Aquatic snail on leaf Aquatic snail swimming upside down  

       
Ground beetle        

Durham, NC 12/16/19

Eastern Phoebe Same Eastern Phoebe Eastern Brownsnake Crane fly

Durham, NC 12/15/19

Springtail (Bourletiella viridescens) Globular springtail (Sminthurus bivittatus) Globular springtail Globular springtail (Sminthurinus atrapallidus) Elongate springtail

Globular springtail (Bourletiella arvalis) Globular springtail Globular springtails, on the right: (Bourletiella arvalis) Globular springtail (Bourletiella arvalis) Globular springtails

     
Globular springtail Springtails      

Durham, NC 12/14/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle, darkened, apparently from cold spell Same Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Bowl-and-doily Spider Same Bowl-and-doily Spider

Globular springtail Globular springtail Horsehair worm, phylum Nematomorpha Same horsehair worm Same horsehair worm

   
Same horsehair worm Same horsehair worm Ruby-crowned Kinglet    

Durham, NC 12/12/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Aphid Bagworm Goldenrod Hairy White Oldfield Aster

       
Mystery spider        

Durham, NC  12/10/19

Same aphid and lacewing Another aphid The lacewing prey, up close Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata)

 
Another jumping spider Lacewing larva, very fast-moving Same lacewing larva Dwarf spider  

     
Song Sparrow Goldenrod      

Durham, NC  12/8/19

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Red-shouldered Hawk Maybe the same Red-shouldered Hawk Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse

 
Tufted Titmouse Running crab spider Aphid Relatively large aphid, perhaps diseased  

Tiny aphid Same aphid Female Downy Woodpecker Leaf beetle (Prasocuris phellandri)

         
Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk          

Durham, NC  12/7/19

 
White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow  

 
Song Sparrow Red-shouldered Hawk Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren  

     
Same Carolina Wren Carolina Wren      

Durham, NC  12/4/19

Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow

Durham, NC  12/3/19

Female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird Another female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata)

 
Mystery orb weaver Spider wasp Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Barklouse  

Durham, NC  12/2/19

Male Eastern Bluebird Hairy White Oldfield Asters Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Same male Red-bellied Woodpecker Same male Red-bellied Woodpecker

   
Same male Red-bellied Woodpecker Same male Red-bellied Woodpecker Ruby-crowned Kinglet    

Durham, NC  12/1/19

 
Female Northern Cardinal Dark-eyed Junco Hairy White Oldfield Aster Song Sparrow  

 

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