Apr 242016
 
Garland Goodbye

The company I have worked for the past 20 years recently built for us a brand new campus in Richardson, Texas near the George Bush Expressway. Our old facility was located just a few miles down the road in the City of Garland. That building complex can trace its roots all the way back to

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Oct 142013
 
Monk Parakeet - In Garland

I found this Monk Parakeet colony using information provided by one of my readers. This observant lady noticed Monk Parakeets in the trees around her office building near the intersection of Plano Road and the LBJ Freeway. A quick look at Google Maps revealed an electrical substation in the general vicinity. Given the Monk Parakeet’s

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Aug 072013
 
Monk Parakeet - Cell Phone Tower

This observation documents what for me is somewhat new behavior for Monk Parakeets. Monk Parakeets show a distinct preference for man-made structures when they chooses their nesting sites. By far and away the most coming location for a Monk Parakeet in a urban environment is an electrical substation. The lively green birds seem to be

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Apr 122013
 
Monk Parakeet - In Irving

I love posting about these tenacious Monk Parakeets. These invasive birds—escaped pets—look as if they belong in the tropics, but they have somehow managed to established colonies all across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For some reason they prefer nesting in electrical substations, and that was the case for this Irving, Texas colony as well. Observation

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Nov 022012
 
Monk Parakeet - White Rock Lake

Monk Parakeets at White Rock Lake. This colony is located between the dam and the bike trail, near West Lawther Drive and White Rock Road. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Oct 20, 2012 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of

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Nov 012012
 
Monk Parakeet - Sargent Road

A Monk Parakeet colony photographed just outside the Dallas Water Utilities Central Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sargent Road. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Oct 28, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Commercial-Industrial/Warehouse Type of Behavior – Nesting Gender – Mixed Maturity

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Oct 312012
 
Monk Parakeet - Katy Trail

This congregation of Monk Parakeets was photographed next to the Katy Trail just south of Knox Street in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Oct 20, 2012 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender –

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