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Alison Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Alison Digby Municipal District, Nova Scotia, Canada10 years ago

Thanks. It looked like an orchid to me but I wasn't sure. It was beautiful in any case.

Alison Big skate-egg case
Big skate-egg case commented on by Alison Ocean Shores, Washington, USA11 years ago

This is so neat ... thanks for posting.

Alison Killdeer
Killdeer commented on by Alison Farmingdale, New York, USA11 years ago

Great shot

Alison Unnamed spotting
Unnamed spotting commented on by Alison Ontario, Canada12 years ago

It could have been larger than 1 1/2 inches. It was certainly much larger than any "bug" I've seen around here before and my partner thinks it was closer to 2 1/2 inches. I saw it take off and catch the moth; just as I was trying to focus my camera the first time, it took off and flew around a bit like a bat does when it's hunting. When it landed, it flipped on its back and was holding the moth. I'm glad I didn't try to pick it up if it bites.

Alison Unnamed spotting
Unnamed spotting commented on by Alison Ontario, Canada12 years ago

That could be it. There is a pond nearby and with the recent warm weather, it might have recently emerged from hibernation. Thanks!

Alison Red Headed Woodpecker
Red Headed Woodpecker commented on by Alison Tallahassee, Florida, USA12 years ago

Great photo. Red-headed woodpeckers have almost disappeared from where I live (central Ontario). You're so lucky to have them.

Alison Common Loon?
Common Loon? commented on by Alison Lat: 45.00 Lon: -65.1612 years ago

I'm inclined to agree that's it's a common loon (up here I've only ever seen them in breeding plumage) but the lack of a white throat is what's throwing me off. Perhaps it's the same individual who's a bit different from the norm that I keep seeing. I've never head them call in the Bay of Fundy where these photos were taken but I hear them all the time at my home in Ontario often early in the morning when they are flying overhead.

Alison Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (female) commented on by Alison Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada13 years ago

The beak looks a bit long for a sparrow. I'm wondering if it's a female red winged blackbird. They're certainly found in swamps. Great shots whatever it is.

Alison Tufted Loosestrife
Tufted Loosestrife commented on by Alison Canada13 years ago

Don't think that's it. St. John's Wort grows here, but the flowers have larger petals.

Alison Green-throated Carib
Green-throated Carib commented on by Alison Virgin Islands of the United States, United States Virgin Islands13 years ago

What an amazing picture. I saw these guys when I was in the US Virgin Islands on holiday but I never managed to get a photo that wasn't back-lit.

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