Mar 152017
 
Video - Bird Sounds

Whether they are calling, fussing, humming, begging for food, or singing to find a mate, birds can make an amazing variety of sounds. Some bird song is considered to be a beautiful sound that can be compared to music, while other birds produce what can only described as “noise”. Other birds are masters of impersonation.

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Sep 142015
 
Texas Wildlife, Feb - Sept 2015

Our friend Richard Barnes has done it again. A couple of times a year Richard will stitch together a wonderful montage of wildlife videos he has taken in various places around the metroplex. A little over a year ago, Richard began these projects as a way to share some of the interesting things he was

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Aug 142014
 
Texas Garden Wildlife - A Suburban Safari

The video in today’s post comes to us from Richard Barnes. Richard and I found each other via iNaturalist after he posted some really incredible photographs of a trio of juvenile Raccoons taken in his own backyard. As it turns out, Richard has only recently come to North Texas from Scotland—moving here just last year.

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Jun 252014
 
Urban Wildlife Roundup - North and South

Dateline – June 20, 2014 Today’s urban wildlife roundup will take us to the far extremes of the metroplex—both north and south. The first set of photographs were taken around Lewisville Lake in Denton County over the course of several days. The next section contains a collection of pictures recorded just last weekend in south

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Jun 112014
 
Urban Wildlife - Ten Days in May

Dateline – May 11, 2014 I had a number of interesting wildlife encounters over the course of ten days this past May. The weather in North Texas in mid-spring is still very nice. It can get warm, but the heat is never oppressive the way it is in the dog days of summer. In May,

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Sep 182013
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - River Flower

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on nectar along the banks of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. This individual appears to be a sub-adult male. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Aug 17, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type

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Oct 092012
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - State Fair of Texas

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds observed in the Texas Discovery Gardens exhibit at the State Fair of Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Sep 30, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Feeding Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer

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