Mar 152017
Video - Bird Sounds

Whether they are calling, fussing, humming, begging for food, or singing to find a mate, birds can make an amazing variety of sounds. Some bird song is considered to be a beautiful sound that can be compared to music, while other birds produce what can only described as “noise”. Other birds are masters of impersonation.

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Nov 142016
And Now for Something a Wee Bit Different . . . Scotland, October 2016, A Wildlife Diary.

  “My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.”   Robert Burns  (1759 – 1796), national poet of Scotland. My wife Shannon is a Texas native and I was born

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Apr 242016
Garland Goodbye

The company I have worked for the past 20 years recently built for us a brand new campus in Richardson, Texas near the George Bush Expressway. Our old facility was located just a few miles down the road in the City of Garland. That building complex can trace its roots all the way back to

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Sep 142015
Texas Wildlife, Feb - Sept 2015

Our friend Richard Barnes has done it again. A couple of times a year Richard will stitch together a wonderful montage of wildlife videos he has taken in various places around the metroplex. A little over a year ago, Richard began these projects as a way to share some of the interesting things he was

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Feb 102015
Dallas/Fort Worth Winter Wildlife

Many of you will remember, from last summer, the wonderful video that Richard Barnes so generously shared with us. That special video contained fantastic footage of an amazing array of urban wildlife recorded right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Texas Garden Wildlife – A Suburban Safari Richard only recently moved to the metroplex from

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Jun 092014
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 11

Dateline – June 6, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] The Mute Swan cygnet continues to grow and there have been a number of subtle changes in his appearance. The young swan’s bill is becoming longer and his pin feathers

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Oct 062013
European Starling - Evening Congregation

A large group of European Starling (along with some Great-tailed Grackles) gathering for their nightly roost at the intersection of Hebron Parkway and Josey Lane in Carrollton, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Oct 2, 2007 Time of Day – Evening Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat

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Oct 162012
European Starling - VCDB

A large murmuration of European Starlings gathering over the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Oct 7, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult

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Sep 102012
Journal - Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Dateline – August 26, 2012 It is no secret that I enjoy working on this web site. Almost every week it seems I come across something new and interesting—often things I have never seen or heard of before. But, every once in a while, my efforts lead me to something really unique—something that I feel

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Apr 282012

This observation began with three juvenile European Starlings peeking out of their birdhouse. The young starlings were eagerly anticipating their mother’s return because her return meant it was dinnertime! The adult starling would approach the birdhouse cautiously, usually landing nearby first, to check that their was no danger. The excitement of the young birds rose

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Apr 102012

This video contains footage of Great-tailed Grackles and European Starlings preparing to roost as the sun sets. This large and noisy communal roost is located at the intersection of Belt Line Road and Plano Road in Richardson, Texas.   County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Mar 20, 2012 Time of Day – Dusk

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