What I Saw Today

My objective with this blog is to have a record of the species I see, mostly on our East Texas farm, but also on our travels.  This page is for lists.  If I saw something new or particularly interesting, I probably put its picture in a blog post!

May 20, 2016, afternoon, home

  • 1 American Crow
  • I Black Swallowtail, new butterfly for my list
  • 1 Widow Skimmer
  • 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
  • 2 Summer Tanagers, male and female
  • 2 Northern Cardinals, male and female
  • 1 Ornate Box Turtle!
  • 2 Mississippi Kites
  • 2 Black Vultures
  • 1 Great-crested Flycatcher, I think – will have to go and look again
  • 2 Swamp Darners
  • 8 Carolina Chickadees, 4 in each of 2 spots
  • 6 Blue Jays
  • 8 Little Wood Satyrs
  • many wolf spiders, love bugs, wasps, tiny moths, grasshoppers of various kinds

May 6, 2016, 4 – 5;30 pm, home

  • 1 Eastern Hog-nosed snake
  • 2 Summer Tanagers, male and female
  • 2 Northern Mockingbirds
  • 4 – 6 Tufted Titmice – looked to be juveniles hopping around in the treetops with their parents
  • 4 turtles, probably Red-Eared Sliders
  • 1 Downy Woodpecker

 

May 5, 2016, 4 – 7 pm, home

In the order I saw each species, but totaled at the end of the walk:

    • 3 Black Vultures
    • 2 Turkey Vultures
    • 1 crawfish
    • 2 Northern Cricket frogs
    • 1 Ground Skink
    • 3 banded grasshoppers
    • 4 turtles, probably all Red-eared Sliders
    • 6 Northern Cardinals
    • 1 Blue Jay
    • 2 Northern Mockingbirds
    • 2 Tufted Titmice
    • 1 Great Blue Heron
    • 1 Ebony Jewelwing damselfly
    • 1 Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly, juvenile male
    • 1 Slaty Skimmer, female, not the best picture
    • 1 bee mimic insect of some sort, unidentified, pictures blurry
    • 1 hawk, probably Broad-winged
    • 3 small yellow damselflies, species unknown, pictures were blurry
    • 1 unidentified black beetle on path
    • 1 swallowtail butterfly, unable to see details for species ID
    • 1 Summer Tanager, male
    • 2 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
    • 30 Cattle Egrets
    • 1 small black/white bee or wasp insect
    • 1 Green Flower Scarab
    • 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
    • Love bugs
    • many Water Strider nymphs
    • 1 Whirligig beetle
    • 1 scorpion exoskeleton
    • mud dauber wasps