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The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part IV)

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The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part IV)
15 September 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part III)

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The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part III)
15 September 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part II)

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The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp (Part II)
15 September 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Unidentified Bird of Prey

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Original image here better shows the markings under the wings and on the tail.

The Unidentified Bird of Prey
02 September 2009
Tiana Beach (bay side), East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

November 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm

The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp

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At least I think it’s a wasp. This was a very large insect, one that in some ways reminded me of wasps and in other ways reminded me of dragonflies or even butterflies. If anyone has any clues… ?

The Strange Showing of the Unidentified Wasp
15 September 2009
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

Vacations Past: The Brown Pelican and His Stare

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At the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, there’s quite a lot of wildlife to see. Perhaps the most special is the Brown Pelican, a species that has been threatened by human activities. While D and I were there, there were dozens, perhaps hundreds, flying back and forth from the lagoon and the open sea. We sat on the beach where the ocean fed into the lagoon, I taking photos and he poking a stick at some unidentifiable organic matter he found floating in the water.

At one point, something in the lagoon startled them and they all took off, flying over our heads to the open sea, then back over our heads again to the lagoon to settle, at which point this guy looked down and seemed to stare right at us.

The Brown Pelican and His Stare
05 June 2008
Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu, CA