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February 2024

Durham, NC 2/29/24

Henbit Male Eastern Bluebird Pine Warbler Pine Warbler Brown-headed Nuthatch

Female House Finch Red-shouldered Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse

Dimpled Trout Lilies Dimpled Trout Lily Henbits    

Carolina Wren Male House Finch in flight Female Northern Cardinal Red Maple samaras Winged Elm seedpods

Confederate Violet Purple Dead-nettle      

Durham, NC 2/26/24

Common Groundsel Common Groundsel, different flower Jumping spider (young Paraphidippus aurantius) Common Blue Violet Adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pennsylvania Bittercress Same Pennsylvania Bittercress Dimpled Trout Lily Dimpled Trout Lily  

Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee      

Durham, NC 2/24/24

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Japanese Mazus Leaf beetle (Bembidion genus) Nursery web spider Common Chickweed

Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Xyelid sawfly Male Red Maple flowers    

Durham, NC 2/22/24

Common Groundsel Purple Dead-nettle Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Tiny Bluet Leaf beetle

Xyelid sawfly Same xelid sawfly Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Dimpled Trout Lily Persian Speedwell

Common Groundsel Mallard pair Same Mallard pair Cedar Waxwings  

Durham, NC 2/20/24

China Paper Bush flowers Dimpled Trout Lily flowers Winged Elm flowers    

Durham, NC 2/19/24

Henbit Daffodils Dimpled Trout Lily (Erythronium umbilicatum) Another Dimpled Trout Lily Boxelder Bug

Male Red Maple flowers Winged Elm flowers Male Red-winged Blackbird    

Durham, NC 2/15/24

American Snout Same American Snout Same American Snout Hairy Bittercress Persian Speedwell

Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel Henbit Male Red Maple flowers Common Dandelion  

Daffodils, outside private property        

Near Sarasota Int'l Airport, Sarasota, FL 2/4/24

Rosary Pea (Abrus precatorius) Jet Propeller plane Another propeller plane  

American Airlines airliner Jet Corn plant?    

Ring-necked Ducks Looks like a female Greater Scaup, but they apparently don't go to Florida Osprey    

Greater Scaup pair? Female Ring-necked Duck Osprey Male Ring-necked Duck  

Greater Scaup pair? Female Ring-necked Duck Osprey    

Osprey United airliner      

Sarasota Bay, FL 2/3/24

Red-breasted Mergansers Red-breasted Mergansers, same group      

Red-breasted Mergansers, same group        

Sarasota, FL 2/3/24

Black-hooded Parakeet Same Black-hooded Parakeet White Ibises Same White Ibises Tufted Titmouse


Blue Jay Same Blue Jay Privet Wild Senna (Senna ligustrina) Cocoon-like objects


Red-bellied Woodpecker Tufted Titmouse Red-bellied Woodpecker Marshelder (Iva annua)  

Sarasota, FL 2/2/24

Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora) Rosary Pea (Abrus precatorius) Rosary Pea (Abrus precatorius) vine Lilac Tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia) Mystery plant

Might be an Arrowhead Vine, climbing a tree Marshelders (Iva annua) Lilac Tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia) Plane  

Sarasota, FL 2/1/24

Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematocephala) fruits and flowers Shepherd's Needles (Bidens alba) Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora) Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) fruits Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) flowers

More Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) flowers Shrubby False Buttonweed (Spermacoce verticillata) Cathedral Bells (Kalanchoe pinnata) Palm Warbler Violet Wood-sorrel (Oxalis violacea)

Thorny Olive (Elaeagnus pungens) Coatbuttons (Tridax procumbens) Scarlet Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea) Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematocephala) flower Straggler Daisy (Calyptocarpus vialis)

Wood Duck pair Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematocephala) flowers Flying Mallard Female Mallards  

Female Mallards   Female Mallard    

Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe genus) Country Mallow (Sida cordifolia) Crowfoot Grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella)

Spicy jatropha (Japtropha intergerima) Lilac Tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia) Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii) Female Wood Duck  

Male Wood Duck        


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