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 212017
Wonderful Winter Waterfowl

One great thing about being a wildlife enthusiast in North Texas is that the mix of species that can be found here gets reshuffled several times a year with the changing of the seasons. That’s especially true of waterfowl, many of which are in Texas only during the colder months of the year. Nowhere is

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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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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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Mar 102014
Journal - College Street In Person

Dateline – January 8, 2014 This cool January morning was not the kind of day I usually set aside for a hike in the woods. The weather on this day was overcast with a weird misty rain. No big drops fell from the sky, and you couldn’t even call this weather condition a drizzle. The

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Feb 052014
Gadwall - Dabbling

These attractive little ducks are known as Gadwalls. Male and female Gadwalls are present in the congregation and are easy to tell from one another because the females have orange on their bills whereas the male’s bill is uniformly black. The male Gadwalls in these pictures are displaying various stages of breeding plumage development. Some

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Nov 082013
Gadwall - At Schiff Lake

Several flights of Gadwalls observed at Schiff Lake in The Colony, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Nov 7, 2009 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer –

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Mar 062013
Gadwall - Leucistic

This unique sighting comes to us from a fellow outdoorsman, and it is just the kind of observation I really like. What we have here is a leucistic Gadwall—a duck lacking in normal pigmentation. The expected coloration for this Gadwall can be seen on his associates. Browns, grays, black, and white. On the leucistic bird

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Jan 252013
Gadwall - Skyfall

Ducks are made for swimming. They are not graceful flyers, and they are even worse landers. These Gadwalls were photographed as they made their approach to our neighborhood Beaver pond. The group circled the water several times, as if they were trying to work up the nerve to attempt a landing. One by one the

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