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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Feb 022016
 
Winter Back Yard Birds

Our friend, Richard Barnes, has out done himself this time! Just wait until you see this wonderful video compilation made up of all of the winter song birds (and some intriguing others) that have visited his Farmers Branch backyard over the last several months. Richard has captured some truly amazing closeups of these charming birds.

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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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Apr 092014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 2

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Not much new was going on with the Mute Swans this week. Egg incubation continues into week four (since I began observing the nest). I did have a chance to speak with some park patrons

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Dec 262012
 
Sharp-shinned Hawk - First Sight

Sharp-shinned Hawks are very similar in appearance to the slightly larger Cooper’s Hawk. Their general form and coloration is nearly identical, and because of this it can be difficult to differentiate the two in the field. I frequently observe Cooper’s Hawks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and every time I do I am left with

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