Jul 222014
 
DFW Raptors - Hawks, Falcons, and Eagles

Many people hold a particular fascination with raptors—otherwise known as birds of prey. I know I do. These big, powerful birds inspire us with their raw power, grace and majesty. So respected are these birds that they are often chosen as sports team mascots. Many countries use birds of prey as their national symbol. The

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Feb 172014
 
Journal - Checking Trail Cameras

Dateline – November 27, 2013 This past fall I was running a number of trail camera projects concurrently. Trail cameras, for those who don’t know, are small battery powered units equipped with motion detectors and infrared lights for nighttime photography. Hunters use them to scout out likely areas and to become more familiar with a

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Jan 272014
 
Journal - Late Afternoon

Dateline – October 15, 2013 When I go out looking for wildlife to photograph I generally prefer to start my hikes at the crack of dawn. Morning is one of the two times each day when wildlife is likely to be most active, and of the two it is probably the best. With a full

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Dec 032013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Life Along the Dam

This was an interesting but brief observation. I spotted this Red-tailed Hawk as I drove into the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area late one afternoon. The hawk was flying low along the length of the Lewisville Lake Dam—an activity that seems to be enjoyed by the many different species of raptor that frequent the property.

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May 312013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update: The Last

NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13 Well, this day was coming. The Red-tailed Hawk nest was empty when I arrive on site this past Saturday, and I knew what that meant—the eyas had fledged! Both parent birds

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May 172013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update 12

NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 11 Mom and dad were high in the sky when we arrived today. They obviously had been disturbed from the nest and were eager to get back. A couple of quick pictures

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May 102013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update 11

NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 10 Both adult Red-tailed Hawks were soaring high in the sky when we arrived at the nest this week. This allowed us an excellent look at their lone eyas. This fine looking

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