Jun 182014
Josey the Orphaned Bobcat Kitten - Update Two

Dateline – June 16, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] This article is meant to be an update on the progress of Josey, the orphaned Bobcat kitten that was rescued in Carrollton about two months ago. As you can see

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Jun 042014
Journal - A Week of Wildlife

Dateline – May 25, 2014 Today’s post contains a hodgepodge various wildlife sightings made around the metroplex over of the course of about seven days in late March and early April. I’ll be using this article as a kind of clearinghouse for pictures that are interesting enough on own, but even better as part of

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Mar 182014
Black Vulture - Party Crashers

This will be a tale of two vultures—the Black Vulture and the very similar Turkey Vulture. These two species of birds share many traits in common. They are both large and dark in coloration, and they frequently congregate together. Neither bird actively hunts, instead they both feed on carrion—the remains of recently deceased animals. It’s

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Mar 172014
Journal - Ospreys Over the Trinity

I made this visit to the Trinity River specifically to photograph ducks. The week before I had found hundreds of waterfowl of every kind on this stretch of the Elm Fork, but on this morning there were almost none. It’s strange to me how there can be such a dramatic change in wildlife behavior from

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Mar 102014
Journal - College Street In Person

Dateline – January 8, 2014 This cool January morning was not the kind of day I usually set aside for a hike in the woods. The weather on this day was overcast with a weird misty rain. No big drops fell from the sky, and you couldn’t even call this weather condition a drizzle. The

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Feb 282014
Black Vulture - Raccoon Roadkill

There is a dark side to nature that involves death and dying. Mostly it goes unseen by the causal observer, but on occasion it is revealed in all of its gruesomeness. In the following photographs we have a roadkill Raccoon, that either survived its injuries long enough to drag itself off of the pavement, or

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Feb 172014
Journal - Checking Trail Cameras

Dateline – November 27, 2013 This past fall I was running a number of trail camera projects concurrently. Trail cameras, for those who don’t know, are small battery powered units equipped with motion detectors and infrared lights for nighttime photography. Hunters use them to scout out likely areas and to become more familiar with a

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Jan 152014
Black Vulture - Awaiting the Morning Sun

Black Vultures spend the night in large communal roosts. They gather together on trees and other suitable man-made structures to wait out the darkness each evening. On a recent early morning hike our party came across this sizable roost of Black Vultures along the Trinity River. The large black birds (with a few Turkey Vultures

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Jan 132014
Journal - Return to Riverbend

Dateline – October 26, 2013 I’ve been to the Trinity River Greenbelt Riverbend Preserve before—or at least I thought I had. Let me explain. I visited this fantastic spot in far south Dallas County for the first time just a little over a year ago, and posted a writeup about the trip here: Exploring Lock

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May 182013
Black Vulture - Barn

A Black Vulture sitting atop a picturesque barn in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 13, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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Apr 222013
Black Vulture - Dallas Zoo

These are wild Black Vultures congregating around the Black Vulture enclosure at the Dallas Zoo. It was interesting to observe the wild birds attracted to the captive animals. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 10, 2008 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat –

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