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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Aug 122014
 
Stacy Ridge Park Rookery

July 27, 2014 – Allen, Texas Cattle Egrets have a fondness for Allen, Texas. Last year they setup a large and noisy rookery in Celebration Park right in the heart of the city. This spring, mitigation efforts were successful in dissuading the birds from reusing that spot again this year, but unfortunately the problem was

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Jul 212013
 
Cattle Egret - Nest Protection

A mated pair of Cattle Egrets guarding their nesting site at the UTSWMC rookery in Dallas, Texas.   County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 25, 2013 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Nesting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed

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Jun 082013
 
Cattle Egret - Among Friends

Cattle Egrets foraging among the cows at John Bunker Sands in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 21, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Foraging Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer –

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May 192013
 
Cattle Egret - Buffet

Cattle Egrets congregating around a small herd of cattle in Seagoville, Texas. The egrets are feeding on insects stirred up by the stomping of the cow’s hooves. 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

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Aug 232012
 
Cattle Egret - Grasshopper Bounty

Hundreds of Cattle Egrets feeding on grasshoppers 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 – Hunting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson

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Jul 212012
 
Cattle Egret - Rookery

More pictures of Cattle Egrets nesting in the UTSWMC Heron Rookery in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 20, 2008 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Nesting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer –

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Jul 192012
 
Cattle Egret - UTSWMC Nesting

Cattle Egrets nesting in the UTSWMC Heron Rookery, observed in Dallas, Texas.   County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 4, 2008 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Nesting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson

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Jul 062012
 
Cattle Egret - Lakeside

These Cattle Egrets were photographed while they foraged and congregated along the edges of a lake in the Great Trinity Forest. They were hunting insects and frogs in the tall grass along the shoreline. Occasionally, a few birds would enter the shallow water to wade. Groups of around eight individuals were frequently seen moving in

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Nov 142011
 
Journal - The Amazing UTSWMC Rookery

Dateline – July 2, 2008 I have recently discovered a real DFW Area gem that I would like to share with you. Nestled in a small wooded area on the campus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC), just a few miles north of downtown Dallas, and smack in the middle of a

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Jul 182011
 
Journal - Chamberlain Drive Rookery Death Toll

Dateline – July 18, 2011 WARNING: This article contains graphic imagery. As the long, hot, Texas summer continues unabated, so do the problems faced by a quaint north Texas neighborhood. Early this spring scores of egrets and herons established a breeding colony along the tree-lined streets of Chamberlain Drive and Addington Drive in Carrollton. These

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