Jun 172018
This Past Winter

I’m a little late getting this article online. Summer kinda leap-frogged spring this year and took me by surprise. A late spring cold snap gave way to a early heatwave, and then on into summer. I wanted to make this post while the weather was still somewhat cool, so that winter wouldn’t seem like such

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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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Feb 172015
In Search of the White Rock Lake Bald Eagle

Last year, around mid-September, I began to pickup on chatter about Bald Eagle sightings at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake is only a few miles from the downtown Dallas, and is about as urban as any lake in the area. The lake itself is ringed by narrow strip of parkland, but

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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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Sep 232014
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 18

Aug 22, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] This post will mark my last visit to Josey Ranch Lake Park this summer. The juvenile Mute Swan, whose progress I have been following is very nearly grown now.

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Jan 232014
Pied-billed Grebe - Suburban Creek

These Pied-billed Grebes were seen swimming in a widening of Dudley Branch just before it converges with the Trinity River near Indian Creek Golf Course. Wikipedia has this to say about Pied-billed Grebes: The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species of the grebe family of water birds. Since the Atitlán Grebe (Podilymbus gigas) has

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Oct 062013
Pied-billed Grebe - With an American Coot

This is a juvenile Pied-billed Grebe (the small bird) swimming with an American Coot in Carrollton’s Woodlake Pond. Observations Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Oct 16, 2011 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Water-Pond Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Uncertain

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Feb 292012

I observed this Pied-billed Grebe on a small lake in Carrollton’s McInnish Park. The grebe dove and submerged as I approached, giving me the impression that I had startled him. As it turned out, the grebe resurfaced just a few yards(meters) away with a mouthful of crayfish. The crayfish’s claws were clearly a challenge for

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Feb 032012

We discovered these Pied-billed Grebes on one of the many lakes in the general vicinity of Hebron Parkway and I-35. Also in close proximity is the Trinity River and the DFW Landfill.   County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Nov 22, 2011 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather –

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