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ElaineWebb

Time on my hands and a camera in my hands allows me to satisfy my greedy curiosity about the world around me.

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ElaineWebb Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel
Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel commented on by ElaineWebb Chincoteague, Virginia, USA8 years ago

You're welcome, Jemma! It was fun to be on the other side ;)

ElaineWebb Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel
Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel commented on by ElaineWebb Chincoteague, Virginia, USA8 years ago

Jemma: The Eastern Gray Squirrel differs from the Delmarva Fox Squirrel in several ways: Fox squirrel tails can reach 15" while the Gray Squirrel is about 15". Delmarva Fox Squirrels weigh between one/one and a half to three pounds; Gray Squirrel is about half that weight. The Delmarva is stubby-necked with shorter, thicker, more rounded ears which set slightly further back on the head. Gray Squirrel's ears are taller and more pointed; their necks are thinner. Delmarvas are slower, more deliberate in motion and less agile and spend a great deal of time on the ground.

The ears in the pictures seem to be pointed and the face is longer. The rusty brown fur on face, tail, feet and back along with the pointed ears are indicative of Gray Squirrel.

Whew! I got kind of carried away here but I hope I helped.


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ElaineWebb Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret commented on by ElaineWebb Delray Beach, Florida, USA8 years ago

Another thank you, mauna Kunzah!

ElaineWebb Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule commented on by ElaineWebb Boynton Beach, Florida, USA8 years ago

Thanks, mauna Kunzah! This elusive bird is the bird all the birders want to see; this spotting was a pure gift.

ElaineWebb Unnamed spotting
Unnamed spotting commented on by ElaineWebb Connecticut, USA8 years ago

Jemma, I don't think there's any nest close by; there's no trees right around the garden. It seemed to be more of a bullying kind of activity than protective as it hovered and chose a target then flew in for the attack.

ElaineWebb Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule commented on by ElaineWebb Boynton Beach, Florida, USA8 years ago

Another thank you, Reza Hashemizadeh!

ElaineWebb Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret commented on by ElaineWebb Delray Beach, Florida, USA8 years ago

Thank you, Reza Hashemizadeh!

ElaineWebb Lady Bug (under construction)
Lady Bug (under construction) commented on by ElaineWebb Connecticut, USA8 years ago

Thank you, alicelongmartin!

ElaineWebb Braconid Wasp
Braconid Wasp commented on by ElaineWebb Connecticut, USA8 years ago

Thanks for the comments John La Salle, LaurenZarate, YukoChartraw, Darvesh, lori.tas and for the Favorites on this spotting. John La Salle...it is, to us, horrible behavior; it seems so wrong for anything to feast on living flesh. I did not see the wasps leave the body of this Hornworm (and I'm not sorry for that). Hornworms are pests but they sure don't deserve this fate. This was the second Hornworm that met this fate in the garden this summer.

ElaineWebb Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug commented on by ElaineWebb Connecticut, USA8 years ago

Thank you stho002!

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