Jan 062013
 
Red-eared Slider - Koi Pond

A Red-eared Slider in a Koi Pond on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Wikipedia describes Red-eared Sliders as follows: Turtles also have a complete skeletal system, with partially webbed feet that help them to swim and that can be withdrawn inside the carapace along with the tail. The head can also

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Jul 302012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update the Last

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 15. We found the entire family together on Saturday when we first arrived. Unfortunately, there was too much glare on the windows for good pictures.

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Jul 242012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update 15

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 14. The Black Vulture chick was on his own today when we arrived today. He was hidden deep in the landscaping, seeking solace from the

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Jul 162012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update 14

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 13. The Black Vulture chick was unattended and hidden deep inside some bushes when I arrived today. After a few minutes, the juvenile vulture emerged

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Jul 092012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update 13

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 12. The juvenile Black Vulture has abandoned his original nest site for a location more to his liking. This change in location is the young

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Jul 022012
 
Black Vulture - Nest Update 12

This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 11. There was one adult present with the juvenile today when we arrived. The pair was near a courtyard door some distance away from the

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Jun 232012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Mortality

We found this deceased Northern Mockingbird found in the parking lot of UNT Discovery Park. It is not clear what caused the death of this bird. No trauma was immediately obvious. There are some tricky mirrored windows on the main building that birds frequently collide with, but those are a substantial distance from where this

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Jun 232012
 
Blue Jay - Vivid

Blue Jays are very charming birds. Their blue, black and white coloration is vivid and striking. They are members of the Corvid family of birds. This family includes crows and ravens, among others. All Corvids are exceptionally intelligent, Blue Jays included. This Blue Jay was observed foraging near the parking lot of UNT’s Discovery Park

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