Oct 152012
 
American Avocet - VCDB

I recently spent and incredibly entertaining and productive day at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. This place, also known as the VCDB, is a favorite destination of Dallas/Fort Worth birders. The reason why is easy to determine. The VCDB is a mothballed water treatment facility. It consists of around 45 inactive two

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Oct 152012
 
Black Vulture - VCDB

Black Vultures photographed at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Oct 7, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson

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Oct 152012
 
American Kestrel - VCDB

A male American Kestrel photographed the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. If you look carefully at the second picture below, you can see that the kestrel has captured a dragonfly which it is preparing to feed on. At another location in the VCDB facility I observed a lone American Kestrel harass and drive

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Oct 152012
 
Blue-winged Teal - VCDB

Blue-winged Teal observed at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. The birds were seen swimming and feeding amongst the green algae in one of the water holding drying beds. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Oct 7, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather –

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