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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Mar 102017
Video - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is part of the East Fork Wetland Project, in the Trinity River basin near Seagoville. The late John Bunker Sands recognized the importance of wetlands to the total environment and began restoring and developing man-made wetlands in 1980. Bunker’s primary concern in the creation of the wetlands was the health

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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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Jun 302014
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 14

Dateline – June 27, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Long hot Texas summers can take a toll on ponds and lakes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Water that appears clear and pure in the winter and spring can become

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Apr 042013
Eastern Bluebird - On a Wire

A male Eastern Bluebird perched on a wire. Photographed near the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Unincorporated Date – Mar 23, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Male Maturity

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Feb 182012
Eastern Bluebird - Rare Encounter

We don’t see many Eastern Bluebird around here. This one was a rare treat. She was spotted flying from tree to tree near the Trinity River in Carrollton’s McInnish Park. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Carrollton Date – Jan 22, 2005 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly

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