Dec 032013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Life Along the Dam

This was an interesting but brief observation. I spotted this Red-tailed Hawk as I drove into the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area late one afternoon. The hawk was flying low along the length of the Lewisville Lake Dam—an activity that seems to be enjoyed by the many different species of raptor that frequent the property.

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Sep 212013
 
Green Heron - Interacting on the Mud Flats

I found these two juvenile Green Herons chasing each other around the mud flats of a recently dried pond. Occasionally a third would join in. I’m not sure what all the ruckus was about. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Aug 11, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot

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Mar 292013
 
Striped Skunk - Interesting Encounter

Every once in a while a camera trap meant for one situation will record an interesting and candid moment of an entirely different situation. This camera trap was meant to document Feral Hog activity. Instead it recorded this interesting, and brief, encounter between a Striped Skunk and a Virginia Opossum.

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Nov 232012
 
Northern Harrier - LLELA

This observation began when a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk caught my eye. This young bird was distinctly colored, and much darker than the typical Red-tailed Hawk. Red-tailed Hawks with this unusual coloration are also known as Harlan’s Hawks. You don’t see one everyday, that is for sure. I spotted the juvenile Harlan’s Hawk as he sat

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Dec 022011
 
American Crow - Mischief Makers

What is it about crows? They always give me the impression that they are up to some kind of mischief. We observed these fine looking fellows midmorning near Woodlake Pond in Carrollton. They made plenty of noise as they moved through the area. Their purpose? Just looking for mischief as far as I could tell.

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Oct 062011
 
Raccoon - Univited Guest

Look for a little wildlife interaction drama in today’s observation. This time I setup my Scouting Camera in a heavily wooded area near the southeast end of Lake Lewisville. I baited the camera with apples and various nuts, and quickly attracted these two Raccoons.   A short time later an uninvited guest arrives. If you

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