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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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