Jun 162017
 
Videos - Nesting Birds

I have three videos of nesting birds to share, all filmed between April and early June. Purple Martins are North America’s largest Swallow and they arrive in North Texas in the Spring, to breed. One of our friends lives near Justin and Purple Martins have made use of her nest boxes and gourds for several

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Sep 262016
 
A Summer of Extraordinary Urban Wildlife - 2016

What an amazing summer it has been! I have been pursuing Wildlife photography for over ten years now, and I am still making new and exciting discoveries. What a wonderful hobby this is! This summer has been special with sights and sounds like few others. The long hard drought of 2012 through 2014 is now

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Oct 312015
 
The Herony at Wayne Frady Park in Lewisville, Texas

Dateline – September 19-20, 2015, Lewisville, Texas In North Texas, there are several different species of herons and egrets—long-necked and elegant wading birds—that come together each year to reproduce in communal nesting sites. Colonies of nesting birds such as these are know as heronies or rookeries, and can consist of hundreds and even thousands of

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Aug 262014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 17

Aug 8, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] It’s time to check in on our rapidly growing Mute Swan cygnet once again. The juvenile swan is 16 weeks old as of this report and very nearly the

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Jul 292014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 16

Jul 25, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Its been a few weeks since we last checked in on the Mute Swan family at Josey Ranch Lake Park. I stopped by briefly this weekend to see how

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Jul 172014
 
Josey Ranch Roundup

Jul 04, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas I continue to be astounded at the quantity and variety of wildlife that I discover at this park in Carrollton, Texas. Most of the wild animals living in here are accustomed to a constant and peaceful coexistence with people, and are therefore very amenable to observation. This park continues

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Jun 182014
 
Josey the Orphaned Bobcat Kitten - Update Two

Dateline – June 16, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] This article is meant to be an update on the progress of Josey, the orphaned Bobcat kitten that was rescued in Carrollton about two months ago. As you can see

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May 202014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 8

Dateline – May 17, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] There was some bad news with the Mute Swans this past week. From a brood that began with at least three baby swans we are now down to only one.

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Jun 082013
 
Litte Blue Heron - Shore Walk

A Little Blue Heron hunting at John Bunker Sands in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 21, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Hunting Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris

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Oct 282012
 
Little Blue Heron - Juvenile Stalking

A juvenile Little Blue Heron, still in the white plummage of youth, observed feeding in the west pond of Carrollton’s Nob Hill Greenbelt Park. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Oct 9, 2011 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior

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Jul 292012
 
Little Blue Heron - Molting Juvenile

This juvenile Little Blue Heron was photographed on Lemmon Lake in Dallas, Texas. This immature is in the process of molting away the white feathers of youth and replacing them with the blue-gray plumage of an adult bird. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 15, 2012 Time of Day –

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