Mar 102017
 
Video - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is part of the East Fork Wetland Project, in the Trinity River basin near Seagoville. The late John Bunker Sands recognized the importance of wetlands to the total environment and began restoring and developing man-made wetlands in 1980. Bunker’s primary concern in the creation of the wetlands was the health

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Feb 212017
 
Wonderful Winter Waterfowl

One great thing about being a wildlife enthusiast in North Texas is that the mix of species that can be found here gets reshuffled several times a year with the changing of the seasons. That’s especially true of waterfowl, many of which are in Texas only during the colder months of the year. Nowhere is

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Feb 042017
 
For the Love of Birds

I urge everyone to start their Bird Life List.   I have always loved birds and last February a friend of my parents suggested that I record what I’ve seen past and present.  It has literally changed my life as it created an excuse to go out and explore nature.   All ages and abilities can enjoy birding and it is a great

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Feb 012017
 
Winter Wildlife Videos

Winter brings a wide variety of wildlife to this area and it is my favorite time of year to be outside. I filmed a lot of wildlife (over 70 species) between mid November and late January and I have five videos to share. These were shot at different locations and are compilations of short clips

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Mar 202016
 
The Elm Fork of the Trinity River - Surging through Lewisville

We are still dealing with the side effects of last spring’s heavy rain and flooding. Until just recently the spillway at Lewisville Lake has been wide open and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River has been full and flowing faster than it has in years. It’s quite a sight to see. The Trinity in

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Feb 102015
 
Dallas/Fort Worth Winter Wildlife

Many of you will remember, from last summer, the wonderful video that Richard Barnes so generously shared with us. That special video contained fantastic footage of an amazing array of urban wildlife recorded right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Texas Garden Wildlife – A Suburban Safari Richard only recently moved to the metroplex from

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Dec 112014
 
Josey Ranch Lake - Winter Duck Preview

November 29, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas I recently paid Josey Ranch Lake an abbreviated visit just to get a quick idea of how the winter waterfowl situation was shaping up. I can report happily that there were a lot of ducks on the water on this warm and sunny Saturday afternoon! All the expected species

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Feb 042014
 
Northern Shoveler - What's Going on Here

These Northern Shovelers where photographed in our neighborhood Beaver pond. This observation is of note because of the other ducks on the pond with the shovelers. Congregating with the Northern Shovelers was a small group of male and female Gadwalls. This was an interesting situation to me because I had recently read an account of

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Feb 052012
 

Northern Shovelers have large bills compare to other ducks. The image reflected in the water produces an optical illusion that creates the impression of an even larger snout. This duck, if he can see the reflection, must be so proud.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Jan 14, 2012 Time of Day

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Dec 242011
 

Our local Beaver pond attracts a menagerie of aquatic wildlife, especially waterfowl. In these pictures we have male (fall plumage) and female Northern Shovelers.   County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Dec 21, 2011 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Creek Type of

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