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Oh hey pretty girl 🐱 Spotted this beauty outside my parents living room window last night. Quick pose for the paparazzi and she was off 📸
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#bobcat #springtime #ctwildlife #wildlife #wildlifelover #goodthingthedogswerein
American oystercatcher - banded in Connecticut last spring, spent the winter in South Carolina
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #ctbirds #oystercatcher #americanoystercatcher
This field season will be filled with turtle work. One of the turtles I am very fortunate to work with is the bog turtle (glyptemys muhlenbergii). Bog turtles are federally listed as threatened and endangered in the state of CT. We will be monitoring known populations as well as looking for new populations. Attached to the carapace is a transmitter used to track individuals previously captured. For more information check out ctherpetology.com
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#bogturtle #connecticut #ctwildlife #iucn #turtles #herpetology #wildlifephotography #ctdeep #conservation #wildlifemanagement #wetlands
Males turkeys, or toms, are polygamous and mate with as many hens as possible. In order to entice them, they spread out their tail feathers, puff up their body, and do a dance known as the strut. As for the function of the beard, it’s unknown to me! 
#greathollownaturepreserve #turkeysofinstagram #gobbler #turkey #ctwildlife #ctnature #ctconservation #greatswampny #birdphotography #bestbirdshots #uplandgame #turkeystrut #hudsonvalleywildlife #bird #birdsofinstagram #birdcourtship #tailfeathers #naturebrilliance #birding #birdingphotography #gobbler #gobblers
Yesterday’s spring day w the Judd property deer running around 🌲🦌
“For maintaining a healthy ecological balance on this earth, animals, plants and marine species are as important as humans. ... But, sadly today, many of the animals and birds are getting endangered. The natural habitats of animals and plants are being destroyed for land development and farming by humans” 
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#savejuddproperty #savethewildlife @tourmyindia @protect_all_wildlife_ #ctwildlife #ctwildlife🌲 #fairfieldcountyct #fairfield #fairfieldct #fairfieldct06824 #helpraisemoney
A hard working male Pileated Woodpecker, hammering away at a fallen tree in Greenwich Connecticut this past weekend. Its mate was nearby doing the same. Always exciting to see these large Woodpeckers! #woodpecker #pileatedwoodpecker #ctbirding #ctbirdwatching #ctbirds #birds #birding #birdpics #birdphotos #birdphotography #connecticutwildlife #connecticutbirds #dailybird #connecticut #ctwildlife #ct
For #turtletuesday here's some pictures of a wonderful Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) that I found while hiking with Scout this weekend. Actually, Scout was the one who found it - and immediately pounced on it (fortunately the turtle was not harmed). I'm not too happy with the photo quality, but this was the best I could do while wrestling with the dog 🙄. This beautiful species is sadly in decline, threatened by habitat loss, mortality from road traffic and farm machinery, and illegal collection for the pet trade. This turtle was found at a preserve, where hopefully she (I believe it's a female) will remain safe from human interference for many years to come. 🐢 #turtle #herping #ctwildlife .
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#naturephotography #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #turtlesofig #turtlesofinstagram #woodturtle #glyptemysinsculpta #conservation #wildlifeconservation #herphunting #herplove #herp #herps #turtlelove #savetheturtles #endangeredspecies #turtleconservation #turtlelover
Coyote trotting through a baren field in March. It wasn't afraid of me, and I wasn't afraid of them. Coyote was doing coyote stuff, and I was doing Joe stuff. #wildlife #200500mm #ctwildlife #NaturalConnecticut #GetoutsideCT #NewEngland #coyote #easterncoyote #field #wildlifephotography
Welcome spring! A bunch of newly hatched tadpoles! #ctwildlife #nature #tadpoles
Me and @thefreakinflash did a little species challenge and killed it. #browntrout #rainbowtrout #brooketrout and the first #topwater #bass of the #fishingseason. #trout were all caught on eather a @trout_magnets jerk bait or jointed rapala. #bass came on the @_river2sea_ #whopperplopper #catchandrelease #ctfishing #ctwildlife #whopperploppernation #fishingnewengland #fishhardlovelife #getoutdoors
American oystercatcher catching an oyster or a similar morsel
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #ctbirds #oystercatcher #americanoystercatcher
Thanks to my sister and my niece I was able to see my first Hartland moose this morning! My freaking camera seized up on the first several shots but , I got this one as he sauntered away from us. Feeling grateful.
#mooseontheloose #easthartland #ctwildlife #getoutsidect #naturalconnecticut #nwct #moose #ilovemytown #rural #ruralphotography #rurallife #countrylife #optoutside
Dunlin, spotted at Little Pond yesterday. A rare visitor to Litchfield county. This sandpiper was working the muddy banks and was happy to pose while I paddled by. #bird #birdsofinstagram #littlepond #whitememorial #nature #ctwildlife
During the breeding season, with hormones running high, it is not uncommon to see different species pairing up to breed, as seen in this pickerel frog and American toad from last night.  Although in amplexus, these two species will not be able cross fertilize to produce offspring. 
#ctherpetology #amphibians #toad #frog #amplexus #ctwildlife #wildlifephotography #loveknowsnoboindaries
Everybody’s out trying to catch some sun today! Happy Spring! #nature #ctwildlife #whitememorial #beaverlife
Gadwall drake doing a little feather maintenance
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #ctbirds #duckphotography
GARDEN WITH CARE AVOID SYNTHETIC MESHES AND NETS 
As #spring approaches, homeowners begin to think about #landscaping and #gardening plans for the warm months ahead. Please consider abandoning the use of synthetic plastic meshes and nets for soil stabilization and protection of fruit and vegetable plants.  These materials pose a significant hazard to wildlife, especially #snakes, as they weave their way through the fabric, leaving them entangled and unable to move. Once entangled, they are exposed to predation and/or extreme temperatures where they succumb to over-heating and inevitably face death. 
These products are designed for temporary use, but often remain in place for months or even years.  They are marketed as degradable products, but keep in mind that degradable is not synonymous with #biodegradable. Degradable products break apart (not down) over time, leaving permanent fragments in the environment. 
Fortunately, there are many 100% biodegradable products available that serve the same purpose as their synthetic counterparts.  Some examples are jute (vegetable fibers), sisal (natural Agave fibers) and coir fiber (coconut husk fibers). Not only are these products biodegradable, but these natural fibers is not fixed, as in synthetic meshing and netting, making it easier for wildlife to freely roam through the weave without getting entangled.

Help our native wildlife garden with you, this spring look for 100% biodegradable solutions for your soil stabilization and fruit and vegetable protection needs.  Your eco-friendly landscaping and gardening will have a large and positive impact on local wildlife.

I’d like to thank @benjunaswildlifephotography for providing and saving the entangled black racer in the first photograph 
#ctherpetology #ctwildlife #snakes #snakesofinstagram #gardens #betterhomesandgardens #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #blackracer #gardensmart #gardenfriends
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#nikonnofilter #withmytamron #ourplanetdaily #theworldshotz #exploretocreate #earthpics #birdsofinstagram #raptors_only #raptorsofinstagram #audubonsociety #ctaudubon #birds_matter #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #baldeagle #baldeagles #eliteraptors #animal_sultans #animalplanet #wwf #ctwildlife #naturalconnecticut #raw_newengland #natgeo #natgeowild_hd #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #naturephotography #freedomfriday
Cool wild life pics from the 35mm over the last few months. Red-Shouldered Hawk and a Hairy Woodpecker I believe. All in the backyard. #RedShoulderedHawk #HairyWoodpecker #whitetaildeer #CTWildLife #CTNature #EcoTherapy
As the Spring begins to show itself, so do the winds! High winds destroyed part of this red tailed hawk’s nest. Instead of picking up dead branches, red tails will often rip off live twigs and branches to help build their nest.

Taken with the Canon 200D/SL2 and the Tamron 18-400mm at 1/500, F/6.3, Auto ISO, 400mm

#canon #canonsl2 #canon200d #canoneos #teamcanon #tamron #teamtamron #withmytamron #wildlife #bird #birdphotography #photo #photography #redtail #hawk #redtailedhawk #redtailhawk #pawildlife #ctwildlife #wildlife #nature #wings
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This ribbon snake is often mistaken for its relative, the common gartersnake. Ribbon snakes are boldly patterned with three yellow stripes on a reddish-brown to black background. They are a species of special concern in CT due to loss and degradation of their wetland habitats. 
#ctwildlife #wildlifeofct #watchablewildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #reptiles #ctreptiles #snake #ribbonsnake #herpetology #herping
Early bird. Well actually it was late this afternoon. American robin vs earthworm.
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #ctbirds #pocket_birds #americanrobin #earlybird #earthworm #spring
Close encounter- May 2018
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Piping plover doing a post-bath wing stretch
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #shorebirds #pipingplover
Transported a beautiful great horned owl today to A Place Called Hope in Killingworth. The poor guy was showing signs of some serious neurological issues. He was found by a nice man in Stratford on a golf course. Thankfully there are still nice people out there that take time to stop and see if an animal is in distress. There are people who will take and rehabilitate (or euthanize if need be). Help all creatures. 🦉🖤
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#ctwildlife #connecticutwildlife #wildlife #nature #owl #greathornedowl #wings #cool #rescue #save #wildliferehabilitation
The turkey vulture, one of the eastern United States’ largest birds, has an excellent sense of smell that helps it find carrion, it’s favorite meal! While many believe vultures to be dirty, disease ridden pests, vultures are remarkably clean, and are necessary to help nature’s cycle of breaking down dead animals

Taken with the Canon SL2 and the Tamron 18-400mm at 400mm, F/6.3, 1/250, Auto ISO.

#canon #canonsl2 #canon200d #canoneos #teamcanon #tamron #teamtamron #withmytamron #wildlife #bird #birdphotography #photo #photography #vulture #turkeyvulture #soaring #pawildlife #ctwildlife #wildlife #nature #wings
American oystercatcher doing some feather maintenance
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#ctaudubonsociety #ctwildlife #ctaudubon #instabird #oystercatcher #americanoystercatcher #ctbirds
The rarest amphibian in #connecticut, the diploid #bluespottedsalamander.  For more information on this beautiful species visit us on Facebook at ctherpetology. 
#ctherpetology #salamander #salamandersofinstagram #ctwildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #vernalpool
The bushy tailed Red Fox.
If you listen closely you can hear a Wild Turkey gobble 🦃 and a pair of Great Horned Owls. Recorded right out my front door around 5:50AM. #CTWildlife #Nature #GreatHornedOwl #FlyingTiger #WildTurkey
To read more about the research and conservation efforts for the #bogturtle in Connecticut visit us on Facebook @ctherpetology. 
#ctherpetology #ctwildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #turtle #turtlesofinstagram
Two killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) were sticking pretty closely to a grassy area with a couple of trees near the parking area at Great Hollow Lake a couple of days ago, making me think they'd either made or were considering a nest nearby for a spring brood. Killdeer nests are referred to as "scrape" nests because they're generally just a shallow depression created by the bird scraping the ground, then lining the nest simply with pebbles (which I've seen) and reportedly adding seashell fragments and feathers (which I haven't seen). The eggs tend to blend in well with the nest material and the hatched chicks are precocial (relatively mature and able to walk as soon as they hatch) and nidifugous (meaning they leave the nest soon after hatching - around one day for killdeer). These adaptations help in survival, since the nest on the ground and hatchlings are otherwise quite exposed to predators
4/1/19
#killdeer #killdeerbird #ploversofinstagram #plover #charadrius #charadriusvociferus #bird_captures #bird_brilliance #best_birds #bestbirdshots #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #birdwatchers #your_best_birds #birdlovers #bird_perfection #birdingphotography #birding #naturelovers #natureporn #naturephotography #ctwildlife #naturalconnecticut #nature #getoutsidect #lookaroundyou #greathollowlake #explorect #lakeside #lakeshore
Red-tail! There are three known pairs of red tailed hawks that fly about the Penn State Campus, with two known nesting locations. Perhaps it has to do with the well fed squirrels and chipmunks that have made their home on campus! 
Taken with the Canon SL2 /200D and the Tamron 18-400mm at 1/4000, Auto ISO, F/6.3, 400mm

#canon #canonsl2 #canon200d #canoneos #teamcanon #tamron #teamtamron #withmytamron #wildlife #bird #birdphotography #photo #photography #redtail #hawk #redtailedhawk #redtailhawk #pawildlife #ctwildlife #wildlife #nature #wings
These three white-tailed deer tolerated my presence and photography for a little while near sunset last week. We were all on a sloping forested ridge above and to the south of Indian Hole Brook and the falls at Indian Well State Park, not far from the Paugussett Trail. At one point as I closed with them a bit I caught a brief snort or exhalation from the older doe as warning and notice to me and the two younger deer, but they all settled down to browsing and munching on ferns soon thereafter
3/28/19
#whitetaileddeer #deer #deerfamily #wildanimals #ctwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #woodland #ctwoodlands #paugussetttrail #indianwellstatepark #hiking #alongthetrail #hikingconnecticut #hikect #getoutsidect #explorect #odocoileusvirginianus #naturelovers #naturescene #natureporn #woodlandanimals #forestanimals #springinct #naturalconnecticut #nature #scenesofnewengland #wearenewengland #woods #wildlifeencounters
While visiting my mom yesterday in New Britain I came across this beautifulness #ctwildlife #nature #tamron 70-200 2.8 G2 #happysunday
I’ve always wanted to find one in person and finally did last night. 🦎 They’re actually facing a decline in population, so if you see one, don’t take it home! This time of year you’ll find them during warm, rainy nights traveling to vernal pools for breeding. Nature is lit. •
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#spottedsalamander #salamander #ctwildlife #wildlife #cool #nature
I received this pin and card as a gift many years ago. We can all make a difference in this world. Next time you go on a hike bring a bag with you to pick up trash... go boating bring a pair of scissors and a trash grabber to get fishing line out of trees and garbage out of the water. Make a difference and teach the next generation to do the same. ❤️
#ctwoodlands #ctwildlife
The osprey, also called “fish hawks” have the amazing ability to swoop down and pick off unsuspecting aquatic prey. This one put on quite the show for us as he grabbed a perch right before our eyes!

Taken with the Canon SL2/200D and the Tamron 17-400mm at 1/250, F/6.3, 100 ISO

#canon #canonsl2 #canon200d #canoneos #teamcanon #tamron #teamtamron #withmytamron #wildlife #bird #birdphotography #photo #photography #osprey #eagle #ctwildlife #wildlife #nature #wings #fishhawk
Profile portrait of a preening piping plover
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#ctaudubonsociety #bestbirdshots #ctwildlife #bns_birds #ctaudubon #shorebirds #pipingplover
Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), lead-back phase. These slender salamanders are actually lungless, and breathe through their skin! I love salamanders, and I am always looking under logs hoping to find one. #amphibiansofinstagram #salamandersaturday #forestfinds .
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#naturephotography #forestfloor #salamandersofinstagram #herplove #plethodoncinereus #natureisamazing #lunglesssalamander #plethodon #redbacksalamander #herp #herps #leadbacksalamander #herping #ctwildlife #amphibian #amphibiansofig #salamander #salamanderlove #naturelovers #exploreoutdoors
A beautiful male #woodfrog calling from a still iced over portion of his breeding pool.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @ctherpetology.

Happy Herping!

#ctherpetology #ctwildlife #conservationphotography #frogsofinstagram #vernalpool #macrophotography #nikonwildlife #nikonnofilter #grikart_macro
Some good frog action going on in Connecticut right now. Lots of hopping and mating calls. #ctwildlife #newenglandspring #frog

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