Concord Township Critters
Concord Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Jeff Maass

Updated: 1 November 2009

The following are photos taken in Concord Township, Delaware County, Ohio and the surrounding area during 2007 and 2008.

My abode, Moose Acres, is in a semi-rural area North of Dublin Ohio, and has two acres of lawn with large established trees. 1/3-acre is maintained as a "grasslands', with no mowing. There is a large deciduous wooded area across the street, and a smaller evergreen wooded area behind the property. The neighborhood is mixed rural/suburban. Also within Concord Township is the Twin Lakes Wildlife Reserve, a part of O'Shaughnessy Metro Park. A few miles away to the Southwest is Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

Most of these photos were taken with a Nikon D80 digital SLR with the Nikkor 70-300 VR zoom lens. In 2008, I have replaced that camera with a pair of Nikon D300 digital SLRs, and some new lenses: Nikon 200-400mm f4 VR Zoom, 70-200mm f2.8 VR Zoom, 105mm f2.8 VR Macro, and TC-14EII and TC-17EII  teleconverters.

Please note that I began doing this collection of photos with the intent to include pretty much every photo I shot. As the number and quality of photos has increased, I have not gone back to delete the older, less good photos. When time allows, I plan to reduce these pages to the best five or ten photos of each critter.

Click on any of these thumbnails to see a slideshow of other photos of that type of critter.

For a page showing the birds and other critters photographed on the island of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles during my November/December 2007, see my "Curacao Critters" page.

Copyright (c) 2008  Jeffrey A. Maass
All Rights Reserved.

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To date, a total of 73 different species of birds have been photographed/identified, and are represented here. A total of ten non-domestic mammals have been photographed and identified. The following birds have been seen, but have not yet been photographed: Pileated Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting. All birds and mammals on these pages were found/photographed in the wild (no captive zoo or wildlife center residents).

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Tufted Titmouse
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Towhee
(At Emily Traphagen Preserve)
House Sparrow
Song Sparrows
White-Throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrows
Field Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
American Goldfinches
Northern Cardinals
Black-Capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Chipping Sparrow & Adopted Cowbird Baby!
Blue Jays
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Junco
House Finch
American Robin
Grey Catbird
Mourning Dove
Brown-Headed Cowbird
Barn Swallow
Common Grackle
American Crow
Eastern Kingbird
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Red-winged Blackbird

Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper's Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk
Turkey Vultures
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker & Hairy Woodpecker Together!
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Great Blue Heron (At Twin Lakes)
Green Heron

Great Egrets (At Twin Lakes)
Canada Geese (At Twin Lakes)
Belted Kingfisher (At Twin Lakes)
Ring-billed Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper


Virginia Rail


Marbled Godwit


Semipalmated Plover

Double-crested Cormorant

American Coot (At Twin Lakes)
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-breasted Merganser
Wood Ducks (At Twin Lakes)
Lesser Scaup (At Twin Lakes)
Ring-necked Duck (At Twin Lakes)
Redhead (At Twin Lakes)
Black Swan
Canvasback (At Twin Lakes)
Blue-winged Teal (At Glacier Ridge)
Bufflehead (At Twin Lakes)
Hummingbird Moth
Cecropia Moth
Misc. Butterflies & Moths
Domestic Critters
White-Tailed Deer
Grey Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Cottontail Rabbits
Fox (With Mange)
Mushroom & Toadstool
Eastern Painted Turtle

Copyright (c) 2008  Jeffrey A. Maass
All Rights Reserved.