May 312012
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Nest Update 6

May 30, 2012 This observation is the continuation of a previous post. The previous article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Nest Update 5 It took me three tries to get the photographs I wanted from this nest site today. On my first attempt early in the morning the sky was dark and storms

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May 302012
 
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Exotic

This exotic looking Yellow-crowned Night Heron was observed in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 9, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Stationary Gender – Uncertain Maturity

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May 302012
 
Red-shouldered Hawk - Nest Update 6

This observation is part of a weekly monitoring of an active Red-shouldered Hawk nest. Last week’s observation can be seen here: Red-shouldered Hawk – Nest Update 5 No adults were present at the Lake Highlands nest today. The three youngsters are growing rapidly and have mostly transitioned to their adult coloration. On several occasions they

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May 302012
 
Diamond-backed Water Snake - Swimming

I observed this Diamond-backed Water Snake in a small pond just off the White Rock Creek Bike Trail in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. The snake emerged from under the water just a few yards/meters from the trail. He proceeded to swim to the heavily vegetated shoreline adjacent to the bike trail. The

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May 272012
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Scratching an Itch

This Red-tailed Hawk juvenile is frequently seen on these same bare branches. From this perch the young hawk oversees a large swath of Carrollton’s Greenbelt Park. Interesting behavior during this observation includes the hawk scratching its beak with its talons. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Apr 8, 2012 Time of

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