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joan6153

I am an amateur backyard nature photographer.

Boca Raton, FL

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joan6153 Spotting
Spotting commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USAa year ago

The canal that I live on is very limited access and there are just 5 homes from which the item in the spotting could have originated, mostly populated by seniors. I have not found any random food floating in the canal before, but I suppose anything is possible. Thanks for your comment.

joan6153 Spotting
Spotting commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USAa year ago

It does look a little like that, but a paper-thin slice of watermelon without the characteristic green outside skin, floating in a canal, is kind of unlikely.

joan6153 Yellow Trumpet flower
Yellow Trumpet flower commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA2 years ago

Thanks SukanyaDatta, I think you are absolutely correct!

joan6153 Blue-winged teal female
Blue-winged teal female commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA4 years ago

Thanks for the ID ForestDragon!

joan6153 Boat-tailed grackle female (leucistic)
Boat-tailed grackle female (leucistic) commented on by joan6153 Delray Beach, Florida, USA5 years ago

It would be amazing if it were the same bird that is 15-20 miles from where I first saw her but anything is possible. She is quite unique looking and an interesting specimen that was difficult to identify initially.

joan6153 Northern Mockingbird (juvenile)
Northern Mockingbird (juvenile) commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA5 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Karen!

joan6153 Red-tailed hawk
Red-tailed hawk commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA5 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Diane. And you did it without seeing the red tail!

joan6153 Pond Slider turtle (melanistic)
Pond Slider turtle (melanistic) commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA6 years ago

Thanks. I was thinking of the shell rather than the body color. That explains a lot. I have 3 turtles that are all dark-skinned in the canal. Two have light yellow shells and one's is just starting to go yellow but all are missing the yellow stripes on their necks. I couldn't figure out what they were.

joan6153 Pond Slider turtle (melanistic)
Pond Slider turtle (melanistic) commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA6 years ago

Hi Ashley. Thanks for the comment. I was wondering if you meant leucistic rather than melanistic which I thought meant dark in color. It is interesting that I saw two of them together. Do they turn lighter as they age rather than being born light in color?

joan6153 Knight anole
Knight anole commented on by joan6153 Boca Raton, Florida, USA6 years ago

I believe it is truly a Knight anole lizard. The reason the color is so dark instead of the normal green is that it must have been under stress or frightened. Thanks JoshuaGSmith, ForestDragon and AshleyT for weighing in!

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