May 022014
 
Carolina Chickadee - Little Bird

These little busybodies are hard to pin down. They flitter from branch to branch so quickly that it is difficult to get the camera on them in time for a clear shot—especially at close range. This Carolina Chickadee was close enough—maybe even a little too close, as the camera angle is from a little further

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Oct 312013
 
American Bullfrog - Cool Wet Night

The cool wet night brought this big male Bullfrog out of the water and onto the grass near Carrollton’s Blue Trail. Photographs courtesy of David Mimlitch. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the American Bullfrog: The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is

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Sep 292013
 
Red-tailed Hawk - Vocal

I stirred this very vocal Red-tailed Hawk from his perch on a utility tower as I approached his position. I had heard the hawk calling for sometime before I saw him. As I drew nearer the redtail took to the air and circled overhead attempting to gain altitude. He vocalized frequently as he flew. Observation

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Sep 282013
 
Belted Kingfisher - Scraggle

One day I will get a good picture of a Belted Kingfisher. Until then, these will have to do! Wikipedia has this to say about the Belted Kingfisher: The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It

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Jul 212013
 
Red-winged Blackbird - Water Lilies

A male Red-winged Blackbird vocalizing among the lily pads at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – May 25, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Vocalizing Gender – Male Maturity

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Jun 062013
 
Dickcissel - Spring Meadow

A male Dickcissel vocalizing at John Bunker Sands in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 28, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Vocalizing Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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Jun 022013
 
Red-winged Blackbird - John Bunker Sands

Male Red-winged Blackbirds on the boardwalk at John Bunker Sands. The birds were singing their harsh sounding song… Oak-a-Lee! Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 13, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Vocalizing Gender – Male

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Sep 302012
 
Swamp Cicada - Noisy

This singing male Swamp Cicada was observed in the Joppa Preserve, Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 1, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Vocalizing Gender – Male

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Jun 292012
 
Superb Green Cicada - The Buzz

This Superb Green Cicada was recorded in The Colony Texas. This large, noisy insect is part of a group of cicadas known as Dog-day Cicadas. They are so called because their high volume buzzing is the signature sound of long, hot Texas summers. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Jun

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