Sep 262016
A Summer of Extraordinary Urban Wildlife - 2016

What an amazing summer it has been! I have been pursuing Wildlife photography for over ten years now, and I am still making new and exciting discoveries. What a wonderful hobby this is! This summer has been special with sights and sounds like few others. The long hard drought of 2012 through 2014 is now

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Jun 292013
American Avocet - Lake Ray Hubbard

American Avocets feeding at Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about American Avocets: This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, “blue shanks”. The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the

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Jun 232013
American Avocet - Protective

A pair of American Avocets foraging in the shallow waters of Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, Texas. At one point a Black-necked Stilt intrudes on their activities, and the avocets quickly chase the stilt away. Wikipedia has this to say about American Avocets: The breeding habitat is marshes, beaches, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in

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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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