Birds and Beasts

There is a large variety of birds and other wildlife in our area.  This page is my spotting page to identify some that I have seen.  I apologize for the lack of pictures however my little camera can't quite focus and my lack of stealthiness makes it difficult to capture some of these.

American robin
Common Grackle
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird

Blackcapped chickadee
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird
Chimney Swift
Dark eyed Junco
Eastern bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Rubythroated Hummingbird

Field sparrow
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
American tree sparrow
Northern Oriole (Baltimore Oriole)? possibly Orchard Oriole?
Goldfinch (three pairs on the same stretch of fencewire)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Rufous Sided Towhee
unidentified warbler (possibly Common Yellowthroat, Female)
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat (Male)
Yellow-breasted Chat
White-eyed Vireo
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Wood Thrush

Redwing Blackbird
Mourning Dove


Wood Grouse
Yellow shafted flicker
Pileated woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Red Bellied woodpecker
unidentified woodpecker

Great Gray Owl
Barred Owl
Screech Owl
Snowy Owl
American Woodcock

Turkey Vulture (family group of 15)
Redtail Hawk
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Sparrow Hawk (American Kestrel)
Northern Goshawk
American Bald Eagle
(to identify common hawks in the NE US)

Herring Gull
Great Blue Heron
White Heron
Mallard duck
Wood Duck
Black Duck
Canada Goose

White tailed deer
American Woodchuck
Cottontail rabbit
Eastern chipmunk
Red Fox

Meadow Vole
American Mink (pair of youngsters)
American Martin (winter coated)

Reptiles and Amphibians
garter snake
Leopard frog
Bronze frog
Wood Frog
Northern spring peeper (saw one which was less than an inch long.  thought it was a cricket until I was able to stop and take a closer look.)
Eastern American toad (welcome addition to the garden.  will readily eat slugs or snails)
Common snapping turtle
Common Garter snake
Northern Water Snake
Queen snake
Rat snake
Eastern Milk Snake

Eastern (Red spotted) Newt  (Eft)

Northern Water Snake

Wood frog
Butterflies and Moths

Tiger Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
White Admiral
Red Admiral
Eastern Comma
Sulfur Butterfly (don't know which one)

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