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January 2016

Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC 1/31/16

Common Starling Same Common Starling Killdeer    

River Park North, Greenville, Pitt County, NC 1/31/16

Canada Goose Double-crested Cormorant Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Water Tupelos Turkey Vulture Bald Cypress knees Dark-eyed Junco  

Goose Creek State Park, Washington, Beaufort County, NC 1/30/16

Yellow-rumped Warbler in breeding plumage Nonbreeding Yellow-rumped Warbler Another Nonbreeding Yellow-rumped Warbler Brown-headed Nuthatch near the entrance to its home in this dead tree Another Brown-headed Nuthatch

Downtown Washington, Beaufort County, NC 1/30/16

Canada Goose landing American Coot Male House Sparrow eating a seed Ring-billed Gull Ring-billed Gull landing


Ring-billed Gull River Walk Fledgling House Sparrow    

Durham, NC 1/29/16

Male Downy Woodpecker Same Downy Woodpecker, but on another tree Running crab spider (Tmarus genus)    

Durham, NC 1/28/16

Song Sparrow Waterfall, with some sediment, causing foam      

Durham, NC 1/27/16

Fledgling American Robin Maturing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Canada Geese Marsh fly Effects of melted snow on soil

Durham, NC 1/26/16

Stray cat Carolina Chickadee Fledgling sparrow Turkey Vulture  

Durham, NC 1/25/16

Swamp Sparrow Same Swamp Sparrow Swam Swamp Sparrow apparently getting nesting material American Robin Male Eastern Bluebird

Durham, NC 1/24/16

Song Sparrow Bird's nest on ceiling light Wasp's nest Striped shadows Snow

Durham, NC 1/23/16

Two snowflakes        

Durham, NC 1/21/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Female Pileated Woodpecker White-throated Sparrow hiding in Forsythia bush    

Durham, NC 1/18/16

Hermit Thrush Song Sparrow Female Eastern Bluebird Same Eastern Female Bluebird  

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, NC 1/16/16

Male Eastern Towhee Red-headed Woodpecker White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow  

Durham, NC 1/16/16

Black Vulture Carolina Chickadee Foam    

Durham, NC 1/15/16

Northern Flicker Song Sparrow    

Durham, NC 1/14/16

White-throated Sparrow        

Durham, NC 1/13/16

Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush Swamp Sparrow, maybe

Durham, NC 1/12/16

Killdeer Killdeer pair Turkey Vulture    

Durham, NC 1/11/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Pond vegetation Downy Woodpecker on bean pods Same Downy Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker

Durham, NC 1/10/16 (marsh)

Male Eastern Bluebird Male Downy Woodpecker, seen on cattails, seeking something inside them.


It was interesting to learn that these birds weren't limited to trees in their search for food.  

Durham, NC 1/10/16 (Third Fork Creek Trail)

White-throated Sparrow Dwarf spider Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Durham, NC 1/9/16

Northern Flicker Same Northern Flicker      

Durham, NC 1/7/16

Aphid, alive but barely in the cold air Another view of the same aphid Female Fall Cankerworm Moth    

Durham, NC 1/6/16

Dark-eyed Junco Carolina Wren American Robin American Robin Foam


Flood effects More flood aftermath Fancy flood aftermath    

Durham, NC 1/3/16

Swamp Sparrow Female Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Carolina Chickadee Wolf spider

Durham, NC 1/2/16

American Lady Sharp-shinned Hawk      

Durham, NC 1/1/16

Stink bug (Menecles insertus)        

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