Sep 262016
 
A Summer of Extraordinary Urban Wildlife - 2016

What an amazing summer it has been! I have been pursuing Wildlife photography for over ten years now, and I am still making new and exciting discoveries. What a wonderful hobby this is! This summer has been special with sights and sounds like few others. The long hard drought of 2012 through 2014 is now

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Sep 232014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 18

Aug 22, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] This post will mark my last visit to Josey Ranch Lake Park this summer. The juvenile Mute Swan, whose progress I have been following is very nearly grown now.

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Aug 262014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 17

Aug 8, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] It’s time to check in on our rapidly growing Mute Swan cygnet once again. The juvenile swan is 16 weeks old as of this report and very nearly the

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Jul 292014
 
Mute Swan - Nest 2014 Update 16

Jul 25, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Its been a few weeks since we last checked in on the Mute Swan family at Josey Ranch Lake Park. I stopped by briefly this weekend to see how

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Jun 232014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 13

Dateline – June 20, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] There was a lot of wildlife activity at the Carrollton park this week, and I have a number of interesting observations to share in this post, but like always I

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Jun 162014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 12

Dateline – June 13, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] I am really astounded by how rapidly the little Mute Swan cygnet is growing these days. The young swan is rapidly gaining on his mother in size, but he still

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May 262014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 9

Dateline – May 23, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Things were holding steady at swan lake this week. The lone remaining cygnet is right around 5 weeks old now, and he continues to thrive. The baby swan is now

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May 122014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 7

Dateline – May 9, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] The swan family was on the far side of the pond when I arrived this week. They were feeding on aquatic vegetation in the shallow water near the bank. On

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Aug 272012
 
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Backyard Family

These pictures were provided to us by Jeannie Smith of Irving, Texas. Jeannie has a family of Yellow-crowned Night Herons living in an elm tree in her backyard. The birds were first observed in mid-July. Both adult and juvenile herons have been seen. The juvenile birds are just now beginning to fly. The photographs below

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Jul 122012
 
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Urbanite

This Yellow-crowned Night Heron was observed at Trammell Crow Park near downtown Dallas, Texas. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 9, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult

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Jun 292012
 
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Front Yard Birds

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron observation comes to us from Landon Cheatham in Richardson, Texas. This pair of newly fledged juveniles was raised in a tree in Landon’s front yard. They are frequently seen eating bugs from the residence’s flower beds. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Jun 28, 2012 Time of

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