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October 2017

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/16/17

Great Blue Heron Horseshoe crab Killdeer Same Killdeer Marbled Godwit

 

   
Marbled Godwit Semi-palmated Plover Same Semi-palmated Plover    

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, MS  10/16/17

Great Egret Brown Pelican Juvie gull Same juvie gull Blue Jay

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/15/17

 
Ruddy Turnstone Marbled Godwits and other birds, maybe Willets Juvie Brown Pelican Dog  

 

       
Black Skimmers        

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/14/17

Common Buckeye Gulf Fritillary Same Gulf Fritillary Lilies Little Yellow

 

       
Long-tailed Skipper        

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, MS  10/13/17

Checkered skipper Long-tailed Skipper Another Long-tailed Skipper Yet another Long-tailed Skipper Maybe Paraguayan Purslane?

Buccaneer State Park, Hancock County, MS  10/13/17

Little Yellow Northern Mockingbird Moth Orchard Spider Ocola Skipper

 

 
Bee hidden in Common Boneset Common Buckeye Pierid butterfly Crablike Spined Orb Weaver  

 

   
Same Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Gulf Fritillary Apparently Asian Multicolored Ladybug Beetle pupa, or its deserted exoskeleton    

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/13/17

 
Semi-palmated Plover Ruddy Turnstone Marbled Godwit Lobster/crayfish skeleton?  

 

   
Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Black Skimmers    

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/12/17

American Snout (at the beach) Drooping Autumn Crocus Black Skimmer Black Skimmer Common Starlings

 

   
Black Skimmers and gulls in the process of moving to a new spot on the beach Mostly Black Skimmers Black Skimmers and gulls    

 

Cloudless Sulphur on a Turk's Cap Great Blue Heron and gulls Gulf Fritillary Another Gulf Fritillary on a Turk's Cap Gulf Fritillary

 

 
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Gulls and Marbled Godwit Plover? Semi-palmated Plover  

 

   
Snowy Egret flushing out at least four and maybe six fish Same Snowy Egret flushing out three fish Flying terns    

 

     
Terns, Black Skimmer, gulls and a a large bird that looks like a Black Skimmer/gull hybrid Terns and a few Black Skimmers moving      

 

Verbena on grass median White Winged Dove

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/11/17

Huge cargo ship headed for the port Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth (Cosmosoma myrodora), which had flown inside Gulf Fritillary on a Firewheel flower Gulf Fritillary on asters Gulf Fritillary on another Firewheel

 

       
White Pelicans, which never returned after this evening        

Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC  10/5/17

Aphid, found on my hat Cloudless Sulphur Meadow Painted Lady on Common Boneset Pearl Crescent

 

 
Eastern Phoebe Variegated Fritillary in flight Another Variegated Fritillary Yet another Variegated Fritillary  

Durham, NC 10/2/17

Jumping spider (Phidippus genus) Another jumping spider with aphid prey Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) with fly prey Long-legged fly trapped in new trail bollard paint Paper wasp

 

Female Eastern Pondhawk Fledgling American Robin Wasp Aphid Aster seedhead (Spanish needles)

 

 
Tiny beetle Male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Caterpillar  

 

     
Cobweb spider Fiery Skipper on Pickerelweed      

 

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