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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Apr 092014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 2

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Not much new was going on with the Mute Swans this week. Egg incubation continues into week four (since I began observing the nest). I did have a chance to speak with some park patrons

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Nov 202012
 
Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle - Basking

This odd looking, pancake-shaped turtle was observed basking on the White Rock Lake dam in late October. The warm mid-fall weather made for a great opportunity to catch some rays. Upon my arrival the disturbed turtle planted his hind feet on the concrete underneath him and then flung himself into the water. A clean and

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