Oct 172013
 
Great-tailed Grackle - Evening Roost

This is the lead element of a much larger group of Great-tailed Grackles coming into to roost for the night. The intersection of Josey Land and Hebron Parkway in Carrollton, Texas is a favorite spot to overnight for these birds. The crisscrossing utility lines and many trees at these crossroads makes this location ideal. Observations

Continue Reading >>
Aug 042013
 
Turkey Vulture - Roost

This is a small Turkey Vulture roost located at Lake Lewisville in Denton County. Observation Details County – Denton City – Little Elm Date – Jun 15, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Residential-Single Family Type of Behavior – Roosting Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed

Continue Reading >>
Feb 142013
 
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

There is a massive Double-crested Cormorant roost on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Carrollton, Texas. Every evening hundreds of cormorants gather at this spot on the river to sleep for the night. Located near the intersection of Stemmons Freeway and Frankford Road, the congregation is easily visible to rush hour commuters. An

Continue Reading >>
Apr 102012
 

This video contains footage of Great-tailed Grackles and European Starlings preparing to roost as the sun sets. This large and noisy communal roost is located at the intersection of Belt Line Road and Plano Road in Richardson, Texas.   County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Mar 20, 2012 Time of Day – Dusk

Continue Reading >>
Mar 212012
 

What is it about the intersection of city streets that attracts birds? Clearly there is something about the bird’s psychology that causes these areas to have a special appeal. Species that are common at intersections in the Dallas/Fort Worth area include Rock Doves, Eurasian Collared-doves, and as in the case of the videos below, European

Continue Reading >>