Jul 312012
 
Fox Squirrel - Parking Lot

Observed in the parking lot of the Richardson Municipal Court. The Fox Squirrel doesn’t realize it, but there is a recently fledge Red-tailed Hawk sitting atop the light post in these pictures. Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels: In Michigan, eastern fox squirrels feed on a variety of foods throughout the year. Spring

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Jul 302012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update the Last

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 15. We found the entire family together on Saturday when we first arrived. Unfortunately, there was too much glare on the windows for good pictures.

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Jul 292012
 
Little Blue Heron - Molting Juvenile

This juvenile Little Blue Heron was photographed on Lemmon Lake in Dallas, Texas. This immature is in the process of molting away the white feathers of youth and replacing them with the blue-gray plumage of an adult bird. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 15, 2012 Time of Day –

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Jul 282012
 
Raccoon - Graffiti

What do you get when you pour fresh cement to repair a section of trail in the Spring Creek Nature Preserve? Well, you get Raccoon tracks for one. Adds to the experience if you ask me. Wikipedia says this about the charming Raccoon: The word “raccoon” was adopted into English from the native Powhatan term,

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Jul 272012
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Huge

It’s spider season in North Texas. These giant, 3in/8cm, Black and Yellow Garden Spiders were photographed in the Joppa Preserve area of the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas. Webs 3ft/1m in diameter are a constant obstacle when hiking in the woods in these parts, because spiders like to build their webs in the open

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Jul 252012
 
Honey Bee - Africanized

These are Africanized Honey Bees, an aggressive hybrid of the European Honey Bee. They are also known as “Killer Bees.” This name, however, is a bit sensationalized. Africanized bees are less tolerant of disturbances than their purebred European cousins, but they do not seek out people to kill. A sure sign that you are dealing

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Jul 242012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update 15

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 14. The Black Vulture chick was on his own today when we arrived today. He was hidden deep in the landscaping, seeking solace from the

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Jul 232012
 
Journal - NYC Coyote Existential: A Play

Dateline – July 22, 2012 Coyotes. They are expanding their range all across the United States. These highly adaptable animals are moving into our cities and suburbs. And now they are documented living in New York City. So, how do you feel about Coyotes? Do you like them? Do you hate them? Do you have

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Jul 212012
 
Cattle Egret - Rookery

More pictures of Cattle Egrets nesting in the UTSWMC Heron Rookery in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 20, 2008 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Nesting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer –

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