Mar 152017
 
Video - Bird Sounds

Whether they are calling, fussing, humming, begging for food, or singing to find a mate, birds can make an amazing variety of sounds. Some bird song is considered to be a beautiful sound that can be compared to music, while other birds produce what can only described as “noise”. Other birds are masters of impersonation.

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Feb 012017
 
Winter Wildlife Videos

Winter brings a wide variety of wildlife to this area and it is my favorite time of year to be outside. I filmed a lot of wildlife (over 70 species) between mid November and late January and I have five videos to share. These were shot at different locations and are compilations of short clips

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Feb 022016
 
Winter Back Yard Birds

Our friend, Richard Barnes, has out done himself this time! Just wait until you see this wonderful video compilation made up of all of the winter song birds (and some intriguing others) that have visited his Farmers Branch backyard over the last several months. Richard has captured some truly amazing closeups of these charming birds.

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Aug 182015
 
Around the House

Things have changed around the Jackson house since we adopted Britney and Shadow way back in late February. Adjusting to life with two rambunctious Lab-mix puppies has been something of a challenge. These two pups are high energy and they love to play. They wrestle with each other nonstop. Getting and keeping their attention simultaneously

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Apr 212015
 
Flower Mound Robin’s Nest 2015 - Update 2

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev ] April 10 through April 11 – Flower Mound, Texas Phil got lots of great pictures of the robins this time around. Included in this set are several photographs of the newly hatched baby birds. It appears the babies

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Mar 312015
 
Flower Mound Robin's Nest 2015

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ Next >> ] March 15 through March 27 – Flower Mound, Texas It has become something of a tradition here at DFW Urban Wildlife to follow the nesting activities of a particular species of bird every spring. Over the years we have documented

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Nov 182014
 
North to Denton - Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

For my second visit to the vast tracts of wilderness north of Lewisville Lake I headed over to the west side of the Trinity River, to a place known as the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (CCNHC). Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is part of the City of Denton’s park system. Here is how it

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Aug 142014
 
Texas Garden Wildlife - A Suburban Safari

The video in today’s post comes to us from Richard Barnes. Richard and I found each other via iNaturalist after he posted some really incredible photographs of a trio of juvenile Raccoons taken in his own backyard. As it turns out, Richard has only recently come to North Texas from Scotland—moving here just last year.

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Feb 242014
 
Journal - Winter Berry Eaters

Dateline – December 27, 2013 I took a walk through the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area in late December on a bright sunny morning. The weather was brisk but bearable, and the local wildlife was out and active. Even some grasshoppers were still kicking at this late date. As I worked my way along the

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Apr 292013
 
American Robin - Suburbia

An American Robin on a fence in a suburban backyard. Wikipedia has this to say about American Robins: The American Robin (Turdus migratorius), also known as the robin, is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely

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