Aug 182013
 
Black-crowned Night Heron - Rainy Day

Black-crowned Night Herons do well for themselves at the UTSWMC rookery. They have just the right amount of independence and assertiveness to breed successfully amidst the anarchy of a heron rookery. On this morning, in a light rain, there were a number of recently fledged Black-crowned Night Heron juveniles to be found. This individual did

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Aug 152013
 
Black-crowned Night Heron - Fledgling

A fledgling juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron photographed at the UTSWMC Rookery in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 6, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Fledging Gender – Uncertain Maturity –

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Aug 012013
 
Purple Martin - Signage

These are juvenile Purple Martins perched upon an ironically incorrect street sign in Carrollton, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Jun 27, 2008 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Residential-Single Family Type of Behavior – Fledging Gender – Mixed Maturity

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American Kestrel – Fledgling

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Jul 292013
 
American Kestrel - Fledgling

This is a follow up of sorts to an earlier article about what appeared to be a courting pair of American Kestrels. That post can be found here: American Kestrel – Courtship The photographs in this post shed some new light of the situation, and reveal that the behavior recorded in the earlier post was

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Jul 282013
 
Snowy Egret - Vine Climbing

These are fledgling Snowy Egrets. They have just recently left the nest and are working developing the strength and skills they need to fly and become independent. On this afternoon, the young snowy egrets were shimming up and down vines hanging from the rookery’s trees. The had varying degrees of success, but each ascent and

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