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December 2020

Durham, NC  12/31/20

     
Canada Geese Horsehair worm      

Durham, NC  12/29/20

Male Eastern Towhee Eggs Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow Duckweed, etc.-filled Swamp

     
Worms Yellow-rumped Warbler      

Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Same antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Same antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Elongate springtail Goldenrod seedhead

Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Milkweed seeds Pileated Woodpecker Red-shouldered Hawk American Robins

       
Dwarf spider (Ceraticelus atriceps)        

Durham, NC  12/27/20

Blue Jay Another Blue Jay Female Northern Cardinal Same female Northern Cardinal Same female Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal Dark-eyed Junco Same Dark-eyed Junco Same Dark-eyed Junco Same Dark-eyed Junco

Same Dark-eyed Junco Great Blue Heron Female House Finch Same female House Finch Pink Muhly Grass

 

 
Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow White-throated Sparrow  

Durham, NC  12/23/20

       
Buffalo Treehopper        

Durham, NC  12/22/20

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Camellia bush Male Northern Cardinal Another male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal w/ Chinese Privet berries Same Northern Cardinal w/ Chinese Privet berries Carolina Wren Common Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Flower fly

Henbit Jumping spider Another jumping spider, wiping eye Same jumping spider, wiping eye Slug

   
Striped Lynx Spider Tachinid fly White-throated Sparrow    

Durham, NC  12/21/20

   
Focus-stacked image of juvie Cooper's Hawk    

Durham, NC  12/19/20

Male Eastern Bluebird     Golden-crowned Kinglet Hairy White Oldfield Asters

Durham, NC  12/15/20

     
Ghost spider (Anyphaena genus) White-throated Sparrow      

Durham, NC  12/13/20

 
Carolina Wren Chipping Sparrows bathing      

Cutleaf Coneflower Dwarf spider? Heptagonal Orb Weaver (Gea heptagon) Unsupervised boy Mystery spider

Mystery spider Whitebanded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes albineus).  ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban.  Confirmed by wolfpacksved. Another mystery spider White-tailed Deer White-throated Sparrow

Same White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Hairy White Oldfield Aster seedhead Hairy White Oldfield Asters

Durham, NC  12/11/20

 
Carolina Chickadee Another Carolina Chickadee Hermit Thrush Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetles Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)  

 
Flower fly Hackberry Nipplegall Psyllid (Pachypsylla celtidismamma) Same Hackberry Nipplegall Psyllid Jumping spider  

Durham, NC  12/10/20

Yellow-rumped Warbler Same Yellow-rumped Warbler Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Dwarf spider (Baryphyma trifons)

Flower fly Ichneumon wasp Jumping spider Long-jawed orb weaver Lynx spider

Pirate Wolf Spider Scuttle fly Wasp Wasp Wasp

       
Whirligig mite        

Durham, NC  12/9/20

Carolina Wren        

 

     
Carolina Wren, singing Repair of erosion with riprap      

Durham, NC  12/8/20

   
Blue Jay pair A Blue Jay Northern Mockingbird    

 
Female Red-winged Blackbirds Some of the same Red-winged Blackbirds Song Sparrow Carolina Chickadee  

Durham, NC  12/7/20

   
Male Northern Cardinal Song Sparrow White-throated Sparrow    

Durham, NC  12/6/20

 
Barklouse Tall Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) seedheads Karl Two-spotted Leafhopper (Sophonia orientalis).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth.  

Durham, NC  12/5/20

Carolina Wren       Aphid

Another aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetles Cryptocephalid beetle Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)

   
Jumping spider Running crab spider Another running crab spider    

Durham, NC  12/4/20

Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Chipping Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco American Robin

Durham, NC  12/3/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Chalcid wasp, probably Closterocerus trifasciatus Same chalcid wasp, in another light Another chalcid wasp (Pteromalidae family). ID thanks to Bob Zuparko.

Female Downy Woodpecker Dwarf spider (Baryphyma trifons) Dwarf spider, possibly Baryphyma trifons in a differen light Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Orb weaver

 
This dwarf spider got its legs stuck to this possibly dead aphid and struggled to get loose, for a while landing on its back        

       
Woodcroft Fairies        

Durham, NC  12/2/20

 
Male Eastern Bluebird Hairy White Oldfield Asters Lifelink Helicopter Northern Mockingbird in Euonymus japonicusbush  

 

     
Yellow-rumped Warbler Same Yellow-rumped Warbler      

Durham, NC  12/1/20

     
Chipping Sparrow Common Dandelion      

 

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