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Forum: Florida Monday 18th November 2019, 19:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2,310
Posted By armadillo
Despite the fact the thread is old...many...

Despite the fact the thread is old...many tourists want to know about birding hot spots in the Tampa St Pete area. Wanted to point out for everyone...

Fort De Soto Park offers locals and tourists...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 31st July 2014, 00:59
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By armadillo
The markings on the side of the abdomen along...

The markings on the side of the abdomen along with the color in the wings suggests some kind of scoliid wasp.

http://greennature.com/article294.html
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th July 2014, 01:25
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By armadillo
Flycatcher

The teardrop looking white eyelid of the bird in the 2nd picture almost led me to Pacific Slope Flycatcher, however I tend to agree with the Cordellian guess of the previous post after I read...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Saturday 25th January 2014, 00:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By armadillo
the second fungi looks to be aleuria aurantia,...

the second fungi looks to be aleuria aurantia, although they do not always form nice looking cups

http://greennature.com/gallery/mushroom-pictures/
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th January 2014, 00:10
Replies: 143
Views: 25,421
Posted By armadillo
very quick....wtg

very quick....wtg
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th January 2014, 23:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By armadillo
thanks, I did not get another shot, it flew away...

thanks, I did not get another shot, it flew away four seconds later...but I did think sharp shinned
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 00:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By armadillo
slender, dark bills usually serve as a good "rule...

slender, dark bills usually serve as a good "rule of thumb" for pintail field identification, along, of course with the extended tails.

http://greennature.com/article2625.html
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 00:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By armadillo
Cooper or sharp-shinned Redux

One of life's unending mysteries.

I too had a similar dilemma with the attached bird. Cooper's or sharp-shinned.

My guess was sharp-shinned because it was in a forested area, and I read that...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 00:08
Replies: 28
Views: 12,900
Posted By armadillo
A good rule of thumb, although it does not always...

A good rule of thumb, although it does not always work, is never look at the bird as you approach.

I've slowly approached many a bird, including hawks, by planting the tripod on the ground, setting...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 00:02
Replies: 34
Views: 15,802
Posted By armadillo
Another of the binocular versus photographers...

Another of the binocular versus photographers threads.

As a photographer, I tend to be a solitary birder so as not to bother the binocular birders. I notice that it's easier to approach birds when...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Sunday 19th January 2014, 05:19
Replies: 17
Views: 6,719
Posted By armadillo
Maybe there are different ways to bird....and...

Maybe there are different ways to bird....and most of the field guides suggested are the hard copy sibley and Kaufman standards.

There's many good online guides, with and without apps for the smart...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 29th June 2012, 05:33
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By armadillo
Morels

Wow, home mushroom cultivation might be hot at the time, yet it's rare for morels. In my area at least morels are associated with many hardwoods, including fruit trees, so once I found some morels...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 29th June 2012, 05:23
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By armadillo
Spider Size

Hard to determine by the picture if the spiders are the same species. Many spider species do exhibit sexual dimorphism, so the size difference might point to the fact that they are male and...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 28th June 2012, 05:28
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By armadillo
hard to tell with the angle, however, given the...

hard to tell with the angle, however, given the orange spot at the back of the hind wing, along with the jagged meredial line and brown wing feathers, the butterfly might be a female gray hairstreak.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th June 2012, 05:15
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By armadillo
Triple Thrush Rush

Best day of birding so far this year took place outside my window.

During a warm, early spring day, my yard was graced with a triple thrush rush, an American Robin, Hermit Thrush and Varied...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 3rd January 2010, 23:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,449
Posted By armadillo
Ocean Animals on the West Coast

The entire West Coast is experiencing an odd ocean animals kind of winter.

Along with the abundance of whales off the southern coast, there's also an influx of giant squid along the entire...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 27th November 2009, 21:52
Replies: 71
Views: 64,167
Posted By armadillo
Dragonfly Pictures

For your consideration....my Dragonfly Pictures (http://greennature.com/gallery/dragonfly-pictures/) section was organized around this thread's Dragonfly Identification theme.

It focuses on North...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th November 2009, 05:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By armadillo
Red-shouldered Hawk

Here's a recent picture of a Red-shouldered Hawk (http://greennature.com/gallery/raptor-pictures/red-shouldered-hawk.html)

Notice the horizontal lines on the tail, ending in a white fringe at the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th November 2009, 05:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By armadillo
Lesser Scaup ID

Lesser Scaup (http://greennature.com/gallery/duck-pictures/lesser-scaup.html)

Hard to tell because both species look similar, especially from afar. Size is the best indicator and you can not tell...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 24th November 2009, 05:17
Replies: 19
Views: 20,389
Posted By armadillo
Some Anna's also live year round in Oregon. They...

Some Anna's also live year round in Oregon. They tend to be a bit less energetic, but they do eat insects and many people keep feeders out for them.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 15th November 2009, 06:51
Replies: 26
Views: 25,472
Posted By armadillo
Types of Owls and Types of Hawks

The question might not be fully conceptually thought out.

Does it matter which type of either owl or hawk might be stronger? What is important is that each is designed to catch the prey it...
Forum: Florida Sunday 15th November 2009, 06:35
Replies: 11
Views: 3,831
Posted By armadillo
Bird Photography Around Orlando

If you do not mind the drive...

One hour to the east, via the Beeline xpress way is Merrit Island National Wildlife Refuge. Mornings are wonderful photography...
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