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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Dec 052016
 
Dear Critters

I have a request to make of all critters out there: Please, I beg you, stand still when I am trying to locate you with my binoculars to identify you or when I am trying to get a picture of you! Stop hiding behind trees and in the brush! Don’t run away from me! I know you

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Mar 202016
 
The Elm Fork of the Trinity River - Surging through Lewisville

We are still dealing with the side effects of last spring’s heavy rain and flooding. Until just recently the spillway at Lewisville Lake has been wide open and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River has been full and flowing faster than it has in years. It’s quite a sight to see. The Trinity in

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Sep 212015
 
The Wildlife of Garden Inn Pond

Where can you find interesting wildlife in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex? Well, as it turns out, just about anywhere you happen to look. All you really need is a little bit of water, a reasonable amount of vegetation, and just a smidgeon of seclusion. I recently discovered one such place right in the heart of

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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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Nov 122014
 
North to Denton - The Greenbelt Corridor Park

October 26, 2014 – Denton, Texas This is part one of a two part series. After many years of looking with great interest at aerial photographs and maps of the area, I finally had an opportunity to explore the vast tracts of public wilderness just north of Lewisville Lake. This is one of the most

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Oct 142014
 
End of Summer Urban Wildlife Recap

Its been a busy summer. I didn’t get out as often as I would have liked—it seems real life kept getting in the way. A number of special projects I had in mind for this summer will have to be put off until next year. But that’s ok, in spite of the obstacles I did

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May 112013
 
Eastern Phoebe - Blue Sky

This dainty little bird is known as a Eastern Phoebe. It was photographed on a power line at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 13, 2013 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior

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Mar 232013
 
Eastern Phoebe - Under an Overpass

An Eastern Phoebe photographed under a Dart Light Rail Line in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Mar 22, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris

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Dec 292012
 
Eastern Phoebe - Thorny

An Eastern Phoebe observed in The Colony, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Dec 22, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Oct 272012
 
Eastern Phoebe - Dainty

This dainty Eastern Phoebe was observed feeding on a dragonfly in Carrollton’s Nob Hill Greenbelt Park. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Oct 9, 2011 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Flying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult

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