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
 
Feral Hog - Too Many to Count

The Great Trinity Forest is simply awash with Feral Hogs. There are more hogs in these woods than can be counted, and their sign is everywhere. This is a sampling of Feral Hog pictures taken in the Great Trinity Forest by automatic Scouting Cameras. Of note are photographs of a particularly large boar, a sounders

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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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