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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) A blue heron waits on a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,fishing,native species,shoreline,marsh,Talbot County,Maryland
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES10 views3 downloads (Details)A blue heron waits on a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD.Add to lightbox
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) A blue heron scans the water for its fish dinner. On a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,fishing,native species,shoreline,marsh,Talbot County,Maryland
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES11 views0 downloads (Details)A blue heron scans the water for its fish dinner. On a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD.Add to lightbox
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protect Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot. shorebird,bird,resident,nest,eggs,habitat
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protectPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Networ48 views0 downloads (Details)Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot.
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Nest and eggs of a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014. shorebird,bird,resident,migratory,camouflage,breeding,reproduction,habitat
Nest and eggs of a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Networ6 views0 downloads (Details)This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014.
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Birds on a tilted bird feeder Snowfall and the tilt of this bird feeder full of sunflower seeds did not deter these birds. Northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) and dark-eyed junkos (Junco hyemalis) were the primary visitors. The male cardinal is bright red and the female is a soft green-gray with red accents. Both have red beaks. The male junco found on the US East Coast has a pinkish beak and is slate gray on the top half of the body and soft white on the lower half. This photo was taken in February 2014 in Cambridge, MD USA. passerine,perching,habitat,winter,Chesapeake,Maryland
Birds on a tilted bird feederPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network94 views2 downloads (Details)Snowfall and the tilt of this bird feeder full of sunflower seeds did not deter these birds. Northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) and dark-eyed junkos (Junco hyemalis) were the primary visitors. The male cardinal is bright red and the female is a soft green-gray with red accents. Both have red beaks. The male junco found on the US East Coast has a pinkish beak and is slate gray on the top half of the body and soft white on the lower half. This photo was taken in February 2014 in Cambridge, MD USA.Add to lightbox
Northern cardinal A Maryland native shrub, the surrounding winter foliage of this Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) shrub provided a male Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with a protected perch. bird,passerine,perching,habitat,native plant,wetland,marsh,Chesapeake,Maryland
Northern cardinalPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network64 views0 downloads (Details)A Maryland native shrub, the surrounding winter foliage of this Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) shrub provided a male Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with a protected perch.Add to lightbox
Northern cardinal A Maryland native shrub, the surrounding winter foliage of this Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) shrub provided a male Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with a protected perch. bird,passerine,perching,habitat,native plant,wetland,marsh,Chesapeake,Maryland
Northern cardinalPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network79 views0 downloads (Details)A Maryland native shrub, the surrounding winter foliage of this Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) shrub provided a male Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with a protected perch.Add to lightbox
Gallus gallus domesticus (Chicken) 1 Illustration of a domesticated chicken. symbol,vector,illustration,bird,chicken,Chordata,Aves,Galliformes,Phasianidae,Gallus,gallus,domesticus
Gallus gallus domesticus (Chicken) 1Vector Graphic (SVG) Tracey SaxbyIntegration and Application Network513 views55 downloads (Details)Illustration of a domesticated chicken.Add to lightbox
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) adult Illustration of adult Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) in flight. symbol,vector,illustration,osprey,sea hawk,fish eagle,fish hawk,Animalia,Chordata,Aves,Accipitriformes,Falconiformes,Pandionidae,Pandion,P. haliaetus
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) adultVector Graphic (SVG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network201 views41 downloads (Details)Illustration of adult Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) in flight.Add to lightbox
Northern cardinal nest A male northern cardinal was flushed off the nest in a juniper bush where he was incubating 3 eggs.
This photo was taken on the UMCES campus, Cambridge, MD, May , 2013. bird,songbird,baby,non-migratory,propagation,breeding
Northern cardinal nestPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Networ157 views4 downloads (Details)A male northern cardinal was flushed off the nest in a juniper bush where he was incubating 3 eggs.
This photo was taken on the UMCES campus, Cambridge, MD, May , 2013.
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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) This flicker seemed to be searching the lawn for grubs as it probed the grass with its sharp bill. It is a member of the woodpecker family, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. This photo was taken on the UMCES campus, Cambridge, MD, February 14, 2013. bird,insect,ground feeder,woodland,forest
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network52 views6 downloads (Details)This flicker seemed to be searching the lawn for grubs as it probed the grass with its sharp bill. It is a member of the woodpecker family, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. This photo was taken on the UMCES campus, Cambridge, MD, February 14, 2013.Add to lightbox
Cardinal after blizzard in Cambridge, MD Fallen treen from a blizzard in Cambridge, MD with cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on branch blizzard,snow,Cambridge,cardinal,bird
Cardinal after blizzard in Cambridge, MDPhoto (JPG) Dottie SamoniskyIntegration and Application Network936 views6 downloads (Details)Fallen treen from a blizzard in Cambridge, MD with cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on branchAdd to lightbox

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