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What

Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. triunguis)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

May 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus)

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 13, 2022 02:38 PM CDT

Description

91 degrees F. Active on roadway. Partly cloudy.

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What

Western Massasauga (Sistrurus tergeminus)

Observer

colanegra

Date

May 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Observer

puffin21

Date

May 7, 2022 12:14 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

April 22, 2022 07:50 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

April 16, 2022 01:37 PM EDT

Description

Two specimens under a large rock. Lead-back morph. With Hunter Salmon.

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What

Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

January 31, 2022 12:30 AM CST

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What

Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis holbrooki)

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

April 9, 2022 06:29 PM -05

Description

Young adult male under a road-side cover board. General area of map point. Pre-shed. RRMI and ECT.

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What

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Observer

txherpbird

Date

March 14, 2022 03:12 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua)

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

March 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

huafang

Date

November 16, 2021 10:33 AM EST

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

March 15, 2022 12:54 PM CDT

Description

Continuing Leucistic RTHA in this area.

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What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

phototime

Date

February 23, 2022 12:07 PM CST

Description

Took photo through window as I watched it observe an Eastern Gray Squirrel run across lawn for 20 yards before going up Red Oak tree. Never tried to capture the squirrel!

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

puffin21

Date

February 21, 2022 03:42 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum)

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

January 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

January 26, 2022 01:45 PM CST

Description

Fox Squirrel with Albinism

Photos / Sounds

What

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

sambiology

Date

January 11, 2022 12:26 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

December 26, 2021 10:54 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Observer

puffin21

Date

December 14, 2021 04:15 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

December 12, 2021 05:39 PM CST

Description

Photo 1:
Well Dang!
I'd been eagerly watching my owl box since an owl visited it for one day in mid October. Only squirrels had occupied it since. At dusk yesterday I got excited when I saw a face with white on it which would rule out a squirrel. Grabbed my camera, turned on the flash since it was so dark. Dang it, that is not an owl either. Has to be a pretty small possum to get in that opening.
Photo 2:
Taking The Slow Elevator Down
When the interloper saw me, it sank out of sight in slow motion, was hilarious to watch. I made all kinds of interesting and coaxing sounds but it refused to look out again. This morning no sign of it. Back to hoping that someday a screech owl couple will move in & raise babies.

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What

Knobby Brain Coral (Pseudodiploria clivosa)

Observer

threeagoutdoors

Date

March 10, 2021 02:26 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Observer

txherpbird

Date

December 9, 2021 03:57 PM CST

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What

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Observer

clairesorenson

Date

August 3, 2021 07:27 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Carolina Jumping Spider (Phidippus carolinensis)

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 12, 2021 08:55 AM CDT

Description

Had such a tremendous time with fellow naturalists at Timberlake Field Station. https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/pfau_tarleton/52212-june-bioblitz-timberlake-field-station

Still working on LOTS of these ID's...

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What

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

Observer

badger8181

Date

May 3, 2021 07:48 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)

Date

April 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

March 5, 2021 12:07 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

Observer

badger8181

Date

January 17, 2021 05:10 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 10, 2018 11:24 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake, near Winsted parking lot
Two Are Better Than One
Very young squirrel ran up a tree when it spotted me. I believe it was worried I would try to take its prize. Squirrel philosophy: why settle for one acorn when you can carry two?

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What

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

aguilita

Date

December 28, 2020

Description

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

28 December 2020
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

CEDAR WAXWINGS 1 of 4

A large flock of Cedar Waxwings joined by numerous Pine Siskins spent the better part of an hour harvesting the fruit of Quihoui Privet (Ligustrum quihoui) by the side of Cooper Creek at Avondale Park. We were able to stand with our camera and observe hoping to take some decent shots. The Cedar Waxwing images are presented in four groups, 1 through 4. While they were busy harvesting the dark blue-purple fruit they were being harassed by a lone American Robin who was vocal throughout our observation of the event. It seemed to us that the Robin did not want them to eat the fruit, claiming it ALL for itself. Occasionally, the American Robin would stop and take a bite of the fruit as well but mostly it was engaged in trying to lay claim to the public orchard. The Robin would aggressively move to wherever its targeted Waxwing was perched and displace it. The Waxwings (ditto for the Siskins) would simply ignore the Robin and move nearby and take another perch, the fruit was plentiful enough. The Robin used two different and distinct short calls throughout the exercise. Other Robins did not join the lone one we observed. We did learn that Waxwings like to flip the individual fruit from the point of their bill slightly upwards and then open their mouths and catch it and swallow it whole. Siskins, on the other hand, tear into the fruit and eat it in bits and pieces. The Siskins’ habit led to their sporting bits of fruit on their bills and faces. To see the American Robin in question go to: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67244170

To see the Cedar Waxwing series in full go to:
1 of 4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67244832
2 of 4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67245080
3 of 4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67245313
4 of 4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67245508

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