Jun 162017
Videos - Nesting Birds

I have three videos of nesting birds to share, all filmed between April and early June. Purple Martins are North America’s largest Swallow and they arrive in North Texas in the Spring, to breed. One of our friends lives near Justin and Purple Martins have made use of her nest boxes and gourds for several

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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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Oct 312015
The Herony at Wayne Frady Park in Lewisville, Texas

Dateline – September 19-20, 2015, Lewisville, Texas In North Texas, there are several different species of herons and egrets—long-necked and elegant wading birds—that come together each year to reproduce in communal nesting sites. Colonies of nesting birds such as these are know as heronies or rookeries, and can consist of hundreds and even thousands of

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Feb 172015
In Search of the White Rock Lake Bald Eagle

Last year, around mid-September, I began to pickup on chatter about Bald Eagle sightings at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake is only a few miles from the downtown Dallas, and is about as urban as any lake in the area. The lake itself is ringed by narrow strip of parkland, but

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Sep 252013
Black-crowned Night Heron - Partially Concealed

A Black-crowned Night Heron overlooking a drainage culvert near a residential subdivision in Carrollton, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Aug 18, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Residential-Single Family Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult

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Aug 182013
Black-crowned Night Heron - Rainy Day

Black-crowned Night Herons do well for themselves at the UTSWMC rookery. They have just the right amount of independence and assertiveness to breed successfully amidst the anarchy of a heron rookery. On this morning, in a light rain, there were a number of recently fledged Black-crowned Night Heron juveniles to be found. This individual did

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Aug 152013
Black-crowned Night Heron - Fledgling

A fledgling juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron photographed at the UTSWMC Rookery in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 6, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Fledging Gender – Uncertain Maturity –

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Aug 042013
Black-crowned Night Heron - Tongue

Have you ever wondered what a Black-crowned Night Heron’s tongue looked like? Yeah, me neither. Nonetheless, these pictures will give you a quick peek at one if you look closely. Don’t fight it. Have a look.   County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jun 15, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature –

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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 072013
Black-crowned Night Heron - In Flight

I rarely see Black-crowned Night Herons in flight. These two soared over the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center on their way to landing in the wetland center’s marshy vegetation. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – May 5, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy

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Jul 052013
Black-crowned Night Heron - Beaver Pond

This is a pair of Black-crowned Night Herons photographed at a Beaver Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Later in the day the two in this picture were seen with a recently fledged juvenile night heron. The juvenile was certainly there earlier in the day but remained unseen. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date

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