Mar 042014
Turkey Vulture - Armadillo Association

This post will serve to document an unusual wildlife interaction that I witnessed recently. I have never seen this kind of behavior before. Turkey Vultures like to congregate on certain parts of the Lewisville Lake dam. By late in the morning they will gather into various groups of a dozen or so birds to sun

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Feb 172014
Journal - Checking Trail Cameras

Dateline – November 27, 2013 This past fall I was running a number of trail camera projects concurrently. Trail cameras, for those who don’t know, are small battery powered units equipped with motion detectors and infrared lights for nighttime photography. Hunters use them to scout out likely areas and to become more familiar with a

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Jan 132014
Journal - Return to Riverbend

Dateline – October 26, 2013 I’ve been to the Trinity River Greenbelt Riverbend Preserve before—or at least I thought I had. Let me explain. I visited this fantastic spot in far south Dallas County for the first time just a little over a year ago, and posted a writeup about the trip here: Exploring Lock

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Oct 112013
Turkey Vulture - Power Lines

A Turkey Vulture staging on a utility right of way near Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated Denton County. Observation Details County – Denton City – Unincorporated Date – Sep 7, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender

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Aug 172013
Turkey Vulture - Lake Lewisville Roost

This tree is a favorite roost for Turkey Vultures as is documented in this earlier post: Turkey Vulture – Roost. On this day I arrived just after the entire congregation had caught their morning thermal. Dozens of Turkey Vultures circled overhead at several different altitudes. Some were quite low as you can see in these

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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

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Jul 122013
Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

This unique view of a Turkey Vulture comes to us from David Mimlitch. David’s hobby is aerial photography which he accomplishes through the use of a remote control airplane. David likes to fly his plane in the Trinity River basin near downtown Dallas. This special location allows David to capture excellent pictures of the natural

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Apr 272013
Turkey Vulture - Flyby

Just a few pictures of a Turkey Vulture flyby. Of note here is the Turkey Vulture’s distinctive pink head and white bill. In the air, Turkey Vultures are easy to distinguish from other large birds of prey by the silvery feathers running along the length of the trailing edge of the vulture’s wing. Observation Details

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Apr 112013
Turkey Vulture - Pond Hopping

A Turkey Vulture coming pondside for a morning drink in the Village Creek Drying Beds, Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Mar 9, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp Type of Behavior – Drinking, Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity

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Feb 262013
Turkey Vulture - Swamp Birds

Turkey Vultures preening and sunning in Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Feb 3, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp Type of Behavior – Preening Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article – Turkey

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