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Rascón Cara Gris Rallus limicola

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kalamurphyking

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Octubre 1, 2016 12:38 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Finally doing something with this shot. Don't really want it in my gallery but guess I can put it here for documentation before deleting. My lifer and it was dead. The wetland ponds were dried up and it was below the boardwalks that go over them. No clue what killed it. However a little further down, a female bobcat with 2 kits was spotted so maybe related.

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 17, 2018 07:59 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay pier
I found a new kind of wasp on the side of the pier. Found out from experts that it is one of the grass-carrying wasps. They get their name from the habit of lining their nests with grass. They put a paralyzed grasshopper/cricket/katydid in there for their larvae to feed on in the nest.

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 17, 2018 08:03 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay pier
Love how when you get up close with a dragonfly, they just look so happy to see you. Hmmm, given how fierce a predator they are, does that make them sociopaths?

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Lince Americano Lynx rufus

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 17, 2018 07:52 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
This one is for the bobcat tracks
Traffic Signs
There is lots of information to be gained if you know where to look. This is a small shallow drainage ditch from the lake to a road. Fills with water when it rains. A popular highway for wildlife. Here we have a raccoon that was heading to the lake and a bobcat that was going in the opposite direction.

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Mapache Procyon lotor

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 17, 2018 07:52 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
This one is for the raccoon tracks
Traffic Signs
There is lots of information to be gained if you know where to look. This is a small shallow drainage ditch from the lake to a road. Fills with water when it rains. A popular highway for wildlife. Here we have a raccoon that was heading to the lake and a bobcat that was going in the opposite direction.

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Chara Azul Cyanocitta cristata

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 02:13 PM CDT

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Another Juvenile
I seem to have a yard full of juvenile blue jays right now. Makes for a loud, awkward, boisterous yard.

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Caballito Cola de Sangre Común Telebasis salva

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 26, 2017 09:20 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay pier
Crappy documentation shot since I don't think I've had this one before. Bugguide id here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1600789

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 08:40 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay pier
Male
id confirmed in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1834252
@tfandre

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Ardilla Zorra Sciurus niger

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 15, 2018 10:50 AM CDT

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Squirrel Dad Bod
When it's too hot to suck in the gut, you just let it all hang out. This was the sight that met my eyes outside my window.
Male

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 03:36 PM CDT

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Another Halfling
Pretty little female juvenile cardinal eating seed outside my window. She is only a quarter of the way through her color change & you can still see the gape at the corner of her beak.

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Pato Arcoíris Aix sponsa

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay beach
This one is for the female wood duck in bottom right corner.
Nope, The Shelduck Is Not Lonely
Someone asked me if I thought the shelduck was lonely since it was one of a kind. I submit exhibit A. The shelduck is right in the middle of the crowd of birds going after cracked corn on the ground. Lots of mallards, wood ducks, domestic ducks and feral pigeons keeping company.

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Paloma Doméstica Columba livia var. domestica

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay beach
This one is for the feral pigeons
Nope, The Shelduck Is Not Lonely
Someone asked me if I thought the shelduck was lonely since it was one of a kind. I submit exhibit A. The shelduck is right in the middle of the crowd of birds going after cracked corn on the ground. Lots of mallards, wood ducks, domestic ducks and feral pigeons keeping company.

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Pato Doméstico Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay beach
This one is for the domestic ducks
Nope, The Shelduck Is Not Lonely
Someone asked me if I thought the shelduck was lonely since it was one of a kind. I submit exhibit A. The shelduck is right in the middle of the crowd of birds going after cracked corn on the ground. Lots of mallards, wood ducks, domestic ducks and feral pigeons keeping company.

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Pato Norteño Anas platyrhynchos

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay beach
This one is for the mallards
Nope, The Shelduck Is Not Lonely
Someone asked me if I thought the shelduck was lonely since it was one of a kind. I submit exhibit A. The shelduck is right in the middle of the crowd of birds going after cracked corn on the ground. Lots of mallards, wood ducks, domestic ducks and feral pigeons keeping company.

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Tarro Canelo Tadorna ferruginea

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay beach
This one is for the shelduck in the middle
Nope, The Shelduck Is Not Lonely
Someone asked me if I thought the shelduck was lonely since it was one of a kind. I submit exhibit A. The shelduck is right in the middle of the crowd of birds going after cracked corn on the ground. Lots of mallards, wood ducks, domestic ducks and feral pigeons keeping company.

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Huilota Común Zenaida macroura

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 03:01 PM CDT

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There was a sweet young mourning dove outside my window. On its way to the feeder.

Juvenile

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Chara Azul Cyanocitta cristata

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 02:13 PM CDT

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Halfway There
Beautiful juvenile blue jay that is halfway thru the process of changing into adult plumage. For now, still a lot of gray going on the top half.

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Golondrina Azulnegra Progne subis

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 09:46 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Winfrey Point
Life On The Line
When I zoomed in on some of the purple martins, you could see they were all having a good time as they gather before migration. These birds have a lot of personality.

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 09:08 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
These large dragonflies are fairly easy to photograph. Unlike those that hunt on the fly, this species hunts from a perch and swoops down to take prey. You find them along the banks of woodland creeks. Which is exactly where this one was.
Male

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Tarro Canelo Tadorna ferruginea

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 07:23 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Photo 1:
Portrait
At the end of September I finally got to see the exotic shelduck up close. It was so nice to be able to get a portrait shot of this beautiful duck.
Photo 2:
Foraging for food in the mud with a bunch of mallards and wood ducks. I don't know the gender. Males in breeding colors have a black collar. But is it not breeding season. So it could be a female, an immature or a non-breeding male. If it stays all winter we might find out.
update: a facebook friend from West Bengal provided this additional information: "This is a Ruddy Shelduck commonly known as Brahminy Duck in India. Buddhists consider them to be sacred. The male in breeding season develops a black ring around the neck while the female may have a whitish patch in the face."
Photo 3:
Got My Mud Boots On
Those legs and feet are the perfect color for foraging in the mud. And the beak matches. They frame the beautiful colorful feathers perfectly.

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Avispas de Papel Paraguas Género Polistes

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 08:59 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
Staring Contest
Never get into a staring contest with a wasp, the wasp always wins.
Female Red Paper Wasp (Polistes carolina or rubiginosus)

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Golondrina Azulnegra Progne subis

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 09:46 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Winfrey Point
This Is Not Social Distancing
Purple Martins gathering in large numbers to socialize before migrating away from us once nesting season is over. There were many more of them, this is all I could get in the frame at one time. Very loud too.

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 10, 2018 09:01 AM CDT

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Photo 1:
Face Shot
I had to lean over on one foot at a crazy angle to get this shot. Worth it. Newly emerged cicada by the empty husk it recently left. The 2 red dots between the eyes are lateral ocellus. There is a center one called a medial ocellus which is the white spot between & below the red dots. These ocelli are simple eyes used to detect light & darkness. Ocelli means little eyes in Latin.
Photo 2:
I found this cicada early in the morning on the side of a house. It was newly emerged still right by its shell. It turned out to be a new species of cicada for me. They get the name plains due to their preferred habitat being grasslands. They like willow trees and there was a big one in the front yard. The nymphs live 3 to 5 years underground.
Bugguide confirmed: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1828177

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Chinche Soldado Espinosa Podisus maculiventris

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 8, 2018 02:41 PM CDT

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Photo 1:
Obvious where the name comes from. I found this guy on my milkweed. A new species for me. Wicked looking with those sharp shoulders. Didn't mind having its photo taken either. Milkweed is the best plant for insect diversity.
Photo 2:
Up Close & Personal
While it was being cooperative, I got a face shot. I got a good look at the long pointed "beak" which it uses to stab it's prey. It is sharp and hollow for sucking up prey juices after the stabbing. Supposedly they keep the beak folded under their bodies when not feeding. Not sure why this one had beak out but I had aphids on the milkweed so it might have been getting ready to feed when I found it.
Bugguide confirmed here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1824781

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Ardilla Zorra Sciurus niger

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 11, 2018 08:59 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Nom Nom Nom!
That moment when you are foraging for food and run across a pile of cracked corn at Sunset Bay. She looks like she has been thru some rough times and deserves this.

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Pato Norteño Anas platyrhynchos

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 07:23 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
This one is for the mallards

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Tarro Canelo Tadorna ferruginea

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kalamurphyking

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Septiembre 24, 2020 07:22 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
continuing exotic that seems to be living the good life in the wild
Photo 1:
Water Droplets
The Shelduck was swimming close to shore. It had been dabbling underwater for food. Head & neck were covered with tiny water droplets. I'm loving being able to enjoy its unique beauty up close.
Photo 2:
Help! I'm Being Framed!
Shelby Shelduck was hanging out with the local mallards. Outshining them all.
Shelby is a non-gender specific name. Starting to think it is female but until breeding season, can't be sure. Not in breeding colors yet. Will be easy to tell at that time.

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Arañas de Quelíceros Alargados Género Tetragnatha

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 11, 2018 08:40 AM CDT

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Doing A Little Repair Work
Off the side of the Sunset Bay pier, there was a spider doing a little repair work on her web. The elephant ears are a popular web site for these spiders. Lots of flying insects in the area.
Female per lack of swollen palps and opening on underside.

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 2, 2018 11:05 AM CDT

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Howdy!
In Texas, even our grasshoppers are friendly.

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Papamoscas Fibí Sayornis phoebe

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 3, 2018 08:13 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Poppy woods
Sleepy Baby Phoebes
There was a Phoebe nest in the window opening of an old closed brick outdoor restroom at the lake. By the time I found out about the nest, the babies were almost ready to fledge. This well fed baby was only mildly curious about me. More interested in getting back to naptime. I did see a parent but it did a feeding from the rear window opening so I didn't get a shot but was able to confirm the id. 3 babies in all.

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