Feb 032014
 
Great Egret - Carrollton Dam

These Great Egrets were photographed near Carrollton Dam located at the intersection of the Trinity River and Sandy Lake Road. Carrollton Dam was built 1912 to help control flooding in the east part of Coppell. These days its primary function is to impound water for the Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant in Carrollton. In 2013,

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Oct 292013
 
White-tailed Deer - Assortment

This is a compilation of trail camera videos recorded over the course of several days and nights. During this period of time the camera records many examples of interesting of White-tailed Deer activity. In the video below you will see deer passing through the area on a regular basis. Often they will pause briefly in

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Oct 072013
 
White-tailed Deer - Lewisville Lake Montage

This set of photographs is a montage of images of White-tailed Deer recorded with Trail Cameras near Lewisville Lake over the course of 28 days. The trail Cameras were installed in the bed of a recently dried pond. When I first found the pond bed I discovered it criss-crossed with deer tracks (and those of

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Jul 302013
 
Whooping Crane - Lake Lewisville: This Time For Real

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev ] Something has been building at Lake Lewisville over the last several weeks. The Whooping Cranes there have been acting differently and it was easy to get the sense that something was a little off. The group dynamic between

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May 112013
 
American Coot - Activities

American Coots engaged in various activities around White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about American Coots: The American Coot is a migratory bird that occupies most of North America. It lives in the Pacific and southwestern United States and Mexico year-round and occupies more northeastern regions during the summer breeding season.

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Mar 312013
 
Great Blue Heron - Near the Rookery

Great Blue Herons photographed in and around the rookery located in Village Creek Drying Beds, Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Mar 2, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp Type of Behavior – Various Gender – Uncertain

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Mar 282013
 
American Coot - Activities

These American Coots were observed at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas. The coots were going about their business in a small wetland area nestled in between the park and the Trinity River. In one sequence of photographs, an American Coot can be seen struggling to consume aquatic vegetation of some kind. The coot manipulates what

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Mar 062013
 
Red-eared Slider - Trinity River Legacy

Red-eared Sliders observed engaged in various activities in the Trinity River at River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas. Wikipedia describes the Red-eared Slider in this way: The carapace of this species can reach up to 30 cm in length, although some individuals have been known to reach more than 40 cm, but the average length

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