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  1. Trip Report - Chisholm Trail Park 2-3-2018

    Nine other birders joined Jean Ferguson at Chisholm Trail Park on a rather windy/chilly morning for a nice bird walk. Below is a list of all the species recorded.


    Chisholm Trail Park (SW Ft....
  2. Trip Report "Friday Feathers" at Kelley Park, Arlington 2-2-2018

    Three other birders joined Chuck Baskin at Kelley Park in Arlington for the first "Friday Feathers" walk of the year. The weather was great for February and we saw a lot of active, feeding birds. One...
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    It is Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. It is located...

    It is Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. It is located in Mansfield 1650 Matlock Road. Meet at the large parking lot near the restroom.
  4. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 11-11-2017

    Eight other birders joined Jean Ferguson for the monthly walk at Foster Park. The winter birds are arriving including First of Season Blue-headed Vireos. We had great looks at an immature Cooper's...
  5. Trip Report "Friday Feathers" at Kelley Park, Arlington 11-10-2017

    Eleven other birders joined Chuck Baskin at Kelley Park in Arlington for the second "Friday Feathers" outing. The weather was nice and we had 3 First of Season species : Brown Creeper, Cedar Waxwing...
  6. Friday Feathers 11/10/17 Kelley Park, Arlington

    For all the retirees and those off on Friday! Join Chuck Baskin and others as they search for birds at Kelley Park. This is an easy walk on paved paths along Rush Creek.

    WHEN: Friday,11/10/17 8:30...
  7. Trip Report "Friday Feathers" at Kelley Park, Arlington 10-20-2017

    Nine other birders joined Chuck Baskin for the first in series of "Friday Feather" walks at Arlington's Kelley Park. We had 15 species before leaving the parking area. The highlight of the walk was a...
  8. Just a reminder for those interested, the weather...

    Just a reminder for those interested, the weather looks good and some of our winter birds are starting to show up. You don't need to be anywhere near retirement age to come, just interested and...
  9. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 10-14-2017

    Seven other birders joined Jean Ferguson for the monthly walk at Foster Park.
    Below is a list of the species identified which includes First of the Season Pine Siskins.

    Fort Worth--Foster Park...
  10. I intended to go by late morning today after...

    I intended to go by late morning today after birding the Drying Beds, but was soaked from rain by the time I got back to the truck. I did get over there just before 3:00 and did see a couple of...
  11. Trip Report Walk at Bailey Lake Park 9-23-2017

    The first Walk at Bailey Lake Park sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of Burleson was held Saturday 23 Sept. Jean Ferguson was the leader. We had a great group of 15 people who saw/heard 28 species...
  12. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 09-09-2017

    Eight other birders joined Chuck Baskin for the monthly walk at Foster Park (Jean was on vacation) The weather was beautiful and, after a very quiet start, the birds became noisy and active. A list...
  13. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 07-08-2017

    Six other birders joined Jean Ferguson for the monthly field trip to Foster Park. The weather was pleasant for this time of year.
    Below is a list of all the species recorded

    Fort Worth--Foster...
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    Okay, it seems no one wants to take a shot at...

    Okay, it seems no one wants to take a shot at this so l will. The angle from below and behind is unfortunately common in my experience and makes things difficult. Also, I believe that the bird's...
  15. The Tri-colored Heron is still there feeding in...

    The Tri-colored Heron is still there feeding in the same area this morning. Jim Sipiora has his regular walk there tomorrow morning and that would be a good opportunity to see this bird and a number...
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    I believe that you have a female Brown-headed...

    I believe that you have a female Brown-headed Cowbird. Males are obvious but not so with the ladies.

    Chuck
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    Thanks for the information. I went over and got...

    Thanks for the information. I went over and got there at 11:00 and almost immediately spotted 4 swallows feeding over the creek. I had to watch for a while to get good enough views to be sure these...
  18. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 3-11-2017

    Three birders joined Chuck Baskin for the monthly walk on a beautiful, sunny morning ( Jean was unable to make it this month). High points were a pair of Eastern Bluebirds apparently claiming a nest...
  19. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 1-14-2017

    Seven birders joined Jean Ferguson for the monthly outing at Foster Park on Jan14th at 8:30. It was cool and very damp but a nice outing. Below is a list of the species that were identified.

    Fort...
  20. Trip Report Foster Park Walk 10-8-2016

    Nine other birders joined Jean Ferguson on a beautiful Fall morning to bird Foster Park. Several "First of Season" birds spotted for the park including White Pelican, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern...
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    Thanks for the info, the cool mornings will be a...

    Thanks for the info, the cool mornings will be a pleasant chance to go into the beds.
    Chuck
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    Unfortunately, I drove by to check today about...

    Unfortunately, I drove by to check today about 2:00 pm. A large truck was coming out and stopped to close the gates behind himself. Based on that, I believe that the area is still closed.
    Thanks,...
  23. There has obviously been misinformation about the...

    There has obviously been misinformation about the beds. Since all the teams in the Scavenger Hunt back in July went into the beds and there have been numerous eBird reports since then, I assumed it...
  24. No expert here but the throat appears black. I...

    No expert here but the throat appears black. I would suggest a Black-throated Green. I have seen several reported recently even though it is a bit early. Blackburnian is very rarely seen here in the...
  25. I would say it is a first year male Baltimore...

    I would say it is a first year male Baltimore Oriole. They can be very confusing. The Orchard immature male is the same yellowish-green color as the female.
    That's my guess.
    Thanks, Chuck
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