Dec 042013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - Double Dipping

One thing that makes Neotropic Cormorants interesting to me is that they are not supposed to be here. According to most all range maps I have seen the northern limits of their range should terminate somewhere in far south Texas. But I see them in the Dallas/Fort Worth area quite frequently—or at least I think

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Nov 062013
 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Bounty

I found these Scissor-tailed Flycatchers perched on a utility line overlooking a small wetland area. The air above the various ponds was abuzz with dragonflies and the scissor-tails were taking full advantage of the situation. Swooping down off of the wire, the Scissor-tail Flycatchers could be seen nabbing dragonflies—sometimes right out of the air. Once

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Sep 222013
 
Cooper's Hawk - Fenced

This is a sleek adult male Cooper’s Hawk. He perched atop a typical suburban fence with a recently captured Mourning Dove held in his talons. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Sep 19, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Residential-Single Family

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Sep 032013
 
Cooper's Hawk - Drowning Victim

A frantic screech and squawk caught my attention one afternoon while I was filling my car with gas. A quick look around revealed this large female Cooper’s Hawk on the ground in a grocery store parking lot. I quickly grabbed my camera and started shooting pictures even though it was still unclear exactly what was

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