Feb 042017
 
For the Love of Birds

I urge everyone to start their Bird Life List.   I have always loved birds and last February a friend of my parents suggested that I record what I’ve seen past and present.  It has literally changed my life as it created an excuse to go out and explore nature.   All ages and abilities can enjoy birding and it is a great

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Jan 222014
 
Blue-winged Teal - Reflections

We have here a couple of female Blue-winged Teal hanging out in a suburban Beaver pond located in a residential subdivision. Wikipedia has this to say about Blue-winged Teal: The Blue-winged Teal is 40 cm (16 in) long, with a wingspan of 58 cm (23 in), and a weight of 370 g (13 oz). The

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Feb 012013
 
Great-tailed Grackle - Bathing Beauties

A pair of female Great-tailed Grackles bath in the waters of White Rock Lake while a lone male looks on. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jan 6, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Bathing Gender –

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Aug 222012
 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Bath Time

Buff-breasted Sandpipers, both juveniles and adults, observed near the intersection of Wolf Springs Road and Ten Mile Road in far southeast Dallas County. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Unincorporated Date – Aug 18, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior –

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Oct 262011
 

I came across this charming scene at Creekview High School in Carrollton. These birds are part of a larger congregation of European Starlings and Brown-headed Cowbirds that were foraging together on the school’s athletic fields. European Starlings seemed to find this puddle irresistible. The starlings would jump into the water from the curb, and then

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