Jul 072013
 
Northern Harrier - Harassed

These photographs come from earlier in the spring. Northern Harriers migrate as summer approaches in order to take a pass on the Texas heat. The harriers in these pictures are taking heat of another kind. Flying low over the reed beds at John Bunker Sands, the big raptors have attracted the attention of Red-winged Blackbirds

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Apr 162013
 
Virginia Opossum - Precarious

This Virginia Opossum has made a serious miscalculation. Something inspired her to climb this tree in the middle of the famed UTSWMC heron rookery—a tree full egret nests! Was the opossum after eggs, or was she just fleeing from some perceived danger when she ascended the tree? Whatever the case, the birds were not pleased

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Feb 122013
 
River Otter - Field and Stream

We had an interesting River Otter sighting this past weekend. Like most I have experienced, this one was fleeting, with little chance for quality photographs because of intervening vegetation. But, the viewing was good, and the behavior was unusual enough to merit mention. We came across this River Otter deep in the woods. He was

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Nov 272012
 
Coyote - Busted

Coyotes make me laugh sometimes. They do not like to be caught flatfooted. In this case, I came across a Coyote in an open field in far south Dallas. The Coyote and I saw each other at roughly the same time. I reached for my camera, and the Coyote headed for the hills. Wild Coyotes

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