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February 2016

Durham, NC 2/29/16

Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Chalk writing Eastern Phoebe Canada Goose


Male Mallard Same male Mallard Cherry blossoms Male Northern Cardinal  

Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC 2/28/16

Canada Goose Cedar Waxwing Coot Gulls and cormorants on a sand bar in the inlet Savannah Sparrow


Scaups Scaup pair Trout Lily Seen across the lake  

Durham, NC 2/27/16

Brown Thrasher Male Eastern Bluebird Red Maple flowers Song Sparrow on cattails  

Durham, NC 2/26/16

Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Mystery spider Persian Speedwell Mallard pair  

Durham, NC 2/24/16

Four-leaf clover, handed to me by a stranger Tiny jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Arabesque Orb Weaver    

Downtown Durham, NC 2/20/16

Northern Cardinal Female House Sparrow Same male House Sparrow Same male House Sparrow singing


Purple Dead-nettle Part of the American Tobacco Complex A mansion down the street from the American Tobacco Trail head.    

Durham, NC 2/19/16

Singing Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Crow Dark-eyed Junco Red-shouldered Hawk


American Robin Wolf spider Downy Woodpecker    

Durham, NC 2/18/16

Killdeer Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk    

Durham, NC 2/16/16

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Tufted Titmouse Northern Flicker Creek overflowing its banks

Durham, NC 2/14/16

Female American Robin        

Durham, NC 2/13/16

Hermit Thrush Female Eastern Bluebird American Robin    

Durham, NC 2/12/16

Male Northern Cardinal Northern Mockingbird Snowy scene: it snowed for about an hour today, but it all melted.    

Durham, NC 2/11/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Carolina Wren Carolina Chickadee Eastern Gray Squirrel on a Red Mape Rainbow sign


Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse Breeding Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Yellow-rumped Warbler Male Northern Cardinal hiding in a Red Cedar tree

Durham, NC 2/10/16

American Crow Female House Finch Song Sparrow Patch of blue  

Durham, NC 2/9/16

Northern Flicker Male Eastern Bluebird Same male Eastern Bluebird Same male Eastern Bluebird Male House Finch


Female Eastern Bluebird Yet another picture of this intriguing male Eastern Bluebird      

Durham, NC 2/6/16

Crow Song Sparrow      

Durham, NC 2/5/16

Great Blue Heron, with fixes Original version of that picture, with junk Male Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco Mysterious yellow bird. I don't feel confident IDing it to species because the photo didn't have enough information. Tufted Titmouse in a Red Maple


Yellow-rumped Warbler with inchworm prey Another photo of the mysterious yellow bird Tufted Titmouse Turkey Vulture Another Yellow-rumped Warbler

Durham, NC 2/3/16

Running crab spider (Tmarus genus)        

Durham, NC 2/2/16

Song Sparrow Eastern Gray Squirrel Moth    

Greenville Greenway, Pitt County, NC 2/1/16

Female Eastern Bluebird Moth American Robin Apartment wall White-throated Sparrow (actually seen at River Park North)

River Park North, Greenville, Pitt County, NC 2/1/16

White-throated Sparrow Turkey Vulture emerging from bath Same Turkey Vulture flying away Fungus Vine


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