Sep 212015
 
The Wildlife of Garden Inn Pond

Where can you find interesting wildlife in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex? Well, as it turns out, just about anywhere you happen to look. All you really need is a little bit of water, a reasonable amount of vegetation, and just a smidgeon of seclusion. I recently discovered one such place right in the heart of

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Feb 172015
 
In Search of the White Rock Lake Bald Eagle

Last year, around mid-September, I began to pickup on chatter about Bald Eagle sightings at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake is only a few miles from the downtown Dallas, and is about as urban as any lake in the area. The lake itself is ringed by narrow strip of parkland, but

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Feb 142014
 
Spotted Sandpiper - Concrete Beach

This Spotted Sandpiper was photographed as he foraged along the base of White Rock Lake Dam in Dallas, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about the Spotted Sandpiper: Adults have short yellowish legs and an orange bill with a dark tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. Non-breeding birds,

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Mar 242013
 
Spotted Sandpiper - On the Beach

A Spotted Sandpiper photographed at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington. Wikipedia has this to say about the Spotted Sandpiper: The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius syn. Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18–20 cm (7.1–7.9 in) long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They

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