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C_J Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (459) [2007-09-24 19:26] [comment]

Anna's Hummingbird

C_J Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (459) [2006-10-21 8:57]

That 'fungus' looks like an infestation of aphids from the Superfamily Aphidoidea. See if they have little 'tubes' on the back of their abdomen. Those two little black 'tubes' are called siphunculi and are quite helpful in determining aphids from other insects.

C_J Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (459) [2006-10-21 8:34] [+]

Hi,

Nice shot!

Crowes aren't native to that particular area. That's a Common Raven Corvus corax. The large beak and throat feathers, along with the wedge-shaped tail are sure connotations of a Common Raven .
Nice color!

C_J Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (459) [2006-10-16 17:21] [comment]

It's a Robber Fly - Family:Asilidae

  About 7,100 described species worldwide. Adult robber flies attack
other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, various bees, dragon and
damselflies, ichneumon wasps, grasshoppers, and some spiders.

They stab their proboscus into their prey and inject it with neorotoxin-laden saliva. Then, bug
Slurpee!!!