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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May 122014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 7

Dateline – May 9, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] The swan family was on the far side of the pond when I arrived this week. They were feeding on aquatic vegetation in the shallow water near the bank. On

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Apr 282014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 5: Two

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] The swans were away from the nest when we visited this week, but it took some investigating to be sure. The reeds at this end of the pond have grown up tall over the last

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Feb 122014
 
Ruddy Duck - To Tell the Tale of the Tail

I photographed these Ruddy Ducks at White Rock Lake. A male and female where busy diving for food near the dam, while a larger congregation was visible a little further out on the lake. Ruddy Ducks are small ducks with a distinctive long, stiff-feathered tail. The male will develop a bright pastel blue bill during

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