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   Osprey (6/29) - <1>   <1b>   <2>   <3>   <4>   <4b>
   Yellow-crowned Night Heron (
6/29) - <1> (tinyurl)
  
Robin (
6/29) - <1a>   <1b>   <2>      |  (5/18) - <1>   <2>  
   Cardinal (5/4) - <1>   <2>  

   Glossy Ibis - <1>  

   Mallard (4/27) - <1>   <2>      |   (3/2) - <1> (wing spread)   <2>
   Northern Shoveler (
3/9) - <1a> (cropped)   <1b>    <2a>    <2b> (w2673)  
  
Northern Shoveler (
2/2) - <1> (its bill showing the lamellae; cf:  male-12/15/2012 (showing some lamellae; cf. close-up picture of Northern Shoveler's bill showing the lamellae - treknature.com    mirror )
   Tree Swallow (4/27) - <1a> (spreading wings)   <1b> (facebk)   <2>   <3> (雌雄燕同株)
   Purple Martin (
5/27) - female-1   male-1   male-2   both-1   both-2   both-3
   Starling (5/12) - <1>  

   Ruby-throated Hummingbird (9/28)  <1>   <2>   <3>
   Red-tailed Hawk juvenile (6/15) Birds of Prey - <1>  ( fb 鷹家有子快長成)
   Red-tailed Hawk baby Birds of Prey- <1>  
   Red-tailed Hawk (
3/9)  -
      IS237: <1a>   <1b> (cropped)    <2>
      flight: <1>
      tree in Corridor Park: <1>
   Ring-billed Gull (3/2)  - <1> (wing up before flight)
   Mockingbird (3/2) - <1a> (look innocent, probably 1st year)   <1b> (w1600)
  
Song Sparrow (
2/2) - <1>   <2>    
   White-throated
Sparrow (
2/2) - <1>   <2>   <3>  
   Hooded Merganser -
      female-1 (Adult female:
The upper bill is black-edged with orange and the lower bill is yellow. The legs and feet are greenish in color and the iris is brown. [src]) (This may be an immature female.  And possibly I am wrong and it is a juvenile male. Its large size & chunky body suggests a male rather than female.)
      female or the 1 yr male (I think is the male)
      One female-like guy has no orange or yellow in her bill.  Immature? Yes, probably 1st year male.
      1 female + 1 immature male (typical female:  brownish eye, bill with some yellow, has a crest bigger than the immature male; the tail of the male
sticks up at an angle) :
      Hooded Merganser 

   Common Green Darner, male, hovering (7/6) - <1>   <2> 
  
Red dragonfly (7/6) -  <1a>   <1b>  
   Eastern Pondhawk, male (8/18) -  <1>

   Eastern Amberwing (
6/22) - male-1a    male-1b 
   Blue Dasher (6/8) - male-1 (using flash)   mating-1 (shortUrl) (fb)

   Eastern Forktail (5/4) - <1a>   <1b>   <2>   <3>
   Periodical Cicada (6/8) - <1>    <2a>   <2b> (marco)   <3> (looking at me)   <4> (at home)   <5> (flying, a tree at Royal Oak Road)   bugguide.net   fb     <6a>   <6b>   <7>
   Bee - <1>   <2a>   <2b> 
   Bee mimic Flower Fly <1>    (look like this : Syrphidae, Diptera)
 
   Small Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) butterfly (5/4) - <1>   <2>      |   (6/22) - <1>  
   Yellow/orange butterfly (Orange Sulphur?) (6/22) - <1>   <2>   
   Small Milkweed Bug - <1>  

   Cottontail (8/3) - <1>  

   Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula) -  <1> 

   French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) 黃仿石鱸 - <1>
   Balloonfish (Spiny Porcupine Fish) (Diodon holocanthus) - <1>