Apr 032014
White-throated Sparrow - Wet Weather

A light rain was falling when I found the pair—a male and a female—of White-throated Sparrows roaming through a small thicket. The two birds were following each other through the woods, pausing only occasionally to shake off excess rain water and to preen. Wikipedia reports the following about the White-throated Sparrow: The White-throated Sparrow is

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Jan 242014
American White Pelican - Winter at White Rock

White Rock Lake and American White Pelicans go together. The big white birds are a fixture on the lake throughout the winter months. They are especially common at Sunset Bay where these pictures were taken. Gathering by the scores, these pelicans seem at first glance to be strangely out of place in this urban fresh

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Sep 272013
Northen Mockingbird - Juvenile Preening

A newly independent juvenile Northern Mockingbird preening near Harold Bacchus Park in Frisco, Texas. Observation Details County – Collin City – Frisco Date – Aug 18, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Preening Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer –

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Feb 262013
Turkey Vulture - Swamp Birds

Turkey Vultures preening and sunning in Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Feb 3, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp Type of Behavior – Preening Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article – Turkey

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Dec 212012
Cooper's Hawk - Preening

A large (likely a female) Cooper’s Hawk preening in Carrollton, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Jan 21, 2012 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Creek Type of Behavior – Feeding Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris

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Sep 082012
Killdeer - Preening

A Killdeer observed in far southeast Dallas County. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Unincorporated Date – Aug 18, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Agricultural-Farm Type of Behavior – Preening Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article – Killdeer

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