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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Mar 082017
 
Don't Stay Off My Trail

I was out hiking the other day out at my favorite nature preserve, enjoying a cool and slightly breezy day. When I reached one of the wildlife blinds, I decided it was time to stop, eat my orange, and observe the pond for awhile. Not much was going on, although a great egret had landed

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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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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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Jan 202014
 
Belted Kingfisher - Up Close

This is a female Belted Kingfisher. I really enjoy getting to see these noisy, chittering birds—mainly because they are very exotic looking, and it exceedingly difficult to get close to one. Kingfishers like to live in remote areas close to water. I usually find them around the Trinity River and its tributaries. Belted Kingfishers are

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Sep 282013
 
Belted Kingfisher - Scraggle

One day I will get a good picture of a Belted Kingfisher. Until then, these will have to do! Wikipedia has this to say about the Belted Kingfisher: The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It

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Feb 182013
 
Belted Kingfisher - Blue and Yellow

Belted Kingfishers are difficult to photograph. This fine capture comes to us from Denver Kramer. Denver has found several spots on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and in the Bittern Marsh where they frequent. This picture was taken in Bittern Marsh where Denver waited for over 45 minutes for one to show up.

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