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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Jan 212015
 
Deer, Osprey, and the End of the Day

One of the reasons I enjoy the holiday season so much is because the extra time off work allows me just a little more flexibility with my schedule. This past holiday I tried to use this time away from the desk to be just a bit more deliberate with my wildlife observing. Ordinarily, I like

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Feb 212014
 
Ring-billed Gull - Spillway Congregation

We get a lot of Ring-billed Gulls in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as the migratory birds move south for the winter. In North Texas, Ring-billed Gull have predictable behaviors and can be found throughout the city on lakes and ponds. They are also a common fixture on large parking lots like those around shopping centers.

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Mar 042013
 
Ring-billed Gull - In the Air

Ring-billed Gulls on the wing at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Feb 16, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Flying Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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Feb 282013
 
Ring-billed Gull - Gulls on the Ground

We stopped by Woodlake Pond in Carrollton a couple of weekends ago looking for banded Ring-billed Gulls. No luck on the banded birds, but we had a lot of fun taking pictures on this beautiful winter afternoon! Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Feb 16, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon

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Jan 202013
 
Ring-billed Gull - Woodlake Pond

Ring-billed Gulls observed at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Dec 18, 2003 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Dec 022012
 
Ring-billed Gull - McCommas

Ring-billed Gull observed near the McCommas Bluff Landfill in South Dallas. The Gulls were photographed at various times of the morning between dawn and noon. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Nov 21, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Commercial-Landfill Type of

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Mar 022012
 

Ring-billed Gulls like parking lots, perhaps because parking lots are large and uniformly flat, much like the surface of a body of water. These birds were observed in the parking lot of Super Target in Richardson, Texas. This congregation gulls was mostly just hanging out, but there were a few things of note going on

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