Jun 052017
 
The Day Shift and the Night Shift

I am not a bird feeder guy. I am not well informed the different type of feeders, or the different types of feed, or any of that stuff. But, a couple of times a year—usually when I have a little extra time away from work—I will fill the bird feeder with seeds, just to see

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Sep 212015
 
The Wildlife of Garden Inn Pond

Where can you find interesting wildlife in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex? Well, as it turns out, just about anywhere you happen to look. All you really need is a little bit of water, a reasonable amount of vegetation, and just a smidgeon of seclusion. I recently discovered one such place right in the heart of

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Aug 182015
 
Around the House

Things have changed around the Jackson house since we adopted Britney and Shadow way back in late February. Adjusting to life with two rambunctious Lab-mix puppies has been something of a challenge. These two pups are high energy and they love to play. They wrestle with each other nonstop. Getting and keeping their attention simultaneously

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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 302014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 14

Dateline – June 27, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Long hot Texas summers can take a toll on ponds and lakes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Water that appears clear and pure in the winter and spring can become

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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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May 122014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 7

Dateline – May 9, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] The swan family was on the far side of the pond when I arrived this week. They were feeding on aquatic vegetation in the shallow water near the bank. On

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Dec 062013
 
Mourning Dove - Neighbors

These Mourning Doves were photographed in a Carrollton subdivision. Mourning Doves are our most common dove, and there was a time when they might be the only dove you would ever see in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. But things have changed over the last 10 to 15 years. Sometime during that period both White-winged Doves

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Oct 242013
 
Mourning Dove - On Mesquite

A small Mourning Dove congregation photographed in Lewisville, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Nov 14, 2010 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article

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