Monday in Nature 7 June 2021

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    Long-Billed Curlew (Numenius americanus). This one can be hard to differentiate from the Whimbrel, but the beak is somewhat longer and the rust-color in the wings is the primary differentiator.
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  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Saw this dragonfly at the UCSC (University of California, Santa Cruz) Arboretum. I believe it is a flame skimmer (Libellula saturata).
    Nikon Z6 ii mirrorless body with 24-200mm superzoom @ 200mm, f8, 1/200 sec, and ISO 200
    That superzoom turns out to be a pretty decent macro lens in a pinch.

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  3. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

  4. Moose on the banks of the Firehole River, Yellowstone
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  5. More "race track" from Death Valley. What's equally amazing, if not more, is the neatly "tiled" pattern of the mud cracks.
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  6. Roger G

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    Brian I actually think this is an immature Red-shouldered Hawk. Its body is more robust, tail is too short for Cooper's, and immature "Coops" have yellow eyes. I hope you don't mind the suggestion!
     
  7. Agree with Roger - immature red-shouldered.
     
  8. Thank you for correcting my mistake.
     
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