Jul 312013
 
Cooper's Hawk - Family

Ann Mendoza has Cooper’s Hawks in her backyard. A whole family of them! From the looks of things there are at least five fledglings of various ages documented in these photographs—that’s a big brood! In one of the pictures mom or dad makes an appearance and sends the youngsters scattering! Observation Details County – Dallas

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Jul 302013
 
Whooping Crane - Lake Lewisville: This Time For Real

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev ] Something has been building at Lake Lewisville over the last several weeks. The Whooping Cranes there have been acting differently and it was easy to get the sense that something was a little off. The group dynamic between

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Jul 292013
 
Lark Sparrow - Ridge Patrol

A Lark Sparrow patrolling along a ridge in a new subdivision in central Denton County. Observation Details County – Denton City – Little Elm Date – Jun 15, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Residential-Single Family Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity –

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American Kestrel – Fledgling

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Jul 292013
 
American Kestrel - Fledgling

This is a follow up of sorts to an earlier article about what appeared to be a courting pair of American Kestrels. That post can be found here: American Kestrel – Courtship The photographs in this post shed some new light of the situation, and reveal that the behavior recorded in the earlier post was

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Jul 282013
 
Snowy Egret - Vine Climbing

These are fledgling Snowy Egrets. They have just recently left the nest and are working developing the strength and skills they need to fly and become independent. On this afternoon, the young snowy egrets were shimming up and down vines hanging from the rookery’s trees. The had varying degrees of success, but each ascent and

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Jul 272013
 
Fox Squirrel - Descent

A Fox Squirrel descending a tree head-first at the UTSWMC rookery in Dallas, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels: Food habits of eastern fox squirrels depend largely on geographic location. In general, eastern fox squirrel foods include mast, tree buds, insects, tubers, bulbs, roots, bird eggs, seeds of pines and spring-fruiting trees,

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Jul 262013
 
Black-crowned Night Heron - UTSWMC

Black-crowned Night Herons at the UTSWMC rookery in Dallas, Texas. Represented in these photographs are both adult birds and juveniles herons on the nest.   County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jun 1, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior

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Jul 262013
 
Brown Thrasher - Arbor Hills

This Brown Thrasher was photographed in the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.   County – Denton City – Plano Date – Apr 20, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Nisha

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