Feb 292012

I observed this Pied-billed Grebe on a small lake in Carrollton’s McInnish Park. The grebe dove and submerged as I approached, giving me the impression that I had startled him. As it turned out, the grebe resurfaced just a few yards(meters) away with a mouthful of crayfish. The crayfish’s claws were clearly a challenge for

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Feb 262012

This female Yellow-rumped Warbler was the unfortunate victim of a common urban hazard for birds. The bird was killed by an impact with a large window. Under the right conditions a window can reflect a mirror-like image of the surrounding terrain. In this case, the bird mistook the reflected landscape for an actual passage through

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Feb 252012

These two video are from an accidental capture. This Red-tailed Hawk just happened to decide to conduct some business in front of one of my Scouting Camera. The first video shows the hawk just after he appears to have captures some small animal, possibly a rat of some kind. The bird fiddles with his catch

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Feb 242012

These Ring-billed Gulls were photographed in North Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. This group of gulls had gathered on the dirt road that runs along the west side of Soil Conservation Service Site 16 Reservoir (a small lake). Sometime when I observe Ring-billed Gulls, the majority of the birds will be on the water. Other

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Feb 212012
Eastern Cottontail - Grade School

These three Eastern Cottontails were photographed on the grounds of the Homestead Elementary School in Carrollton, Texas. Each of the rabbits were involved in a different behavior. The first one we encountered was skittish and on guard. He was obviously concerned by our close approach and was ready to bolt. The second cottontail was intrigued

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Feb 202012
Cedar Waxwings - First of the Season

This large congregation of Cedar Waxwings is the first observed group this winter. They were gathered in a large tree, and were vocalizing softly in unison. The rainy weather muted the otherwise bright colors of these exotic looking birds. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Cedar Waxwings: The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is

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Feb 192012

These beautiful and exotic looking Wood Ducks were observed at the Fort Worth Zoo. They are wild birds making use of one of the zoo’s small ponds.   County – Tarrant City – Fort Worth Date – Mar 19, 2004 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park

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Feb 182012
Eastern Bluebird - Rare Encounter

We don’t see many Eastern Bluebird around here. This one was a rare treat. She was spotted flying from tree to tree near the Trinity River in Carrollton’s McInnish Park. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Carrollton Date – Jan 22, 2005 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly

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