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    Correction: Little Blue Heron at Lake Benbrook

    Initially, we thought this was a dark morph Reddish Egret blown north by the hurricane, but after looking at the photos more closely, we've decided it is a Little Blue Heron rather than a Reddish....
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    Thanks for the ID. That was the title we put to...

    Thanks for the ID. That was the title we put to the image, but with a large question mark at the end. Definitely ragged, but there was a mature Cooper's in a tree close by so that's why we guessed...
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    Unidentified Hawk/Owl?

    Here's the unidentified bird from the slide show at the last meeting. The photo was taken at Port Aransas on Jan 30, 2017. Any help on ID would be appreciated.

    Jerry Turner

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    Big Year Record Broken

    http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2016/09/06/two-rivals-broke-american-birdwatchings-biggest-record-and-theyre-still-racing/

    Jerry Turner
  5. Pumping Station

    Yes, the East side. When you turn into the parking lot off of Lakeside Drive, there are about 4 picnic tables. Go to the one closest to the pumping station gate and there'a a path going down to the...
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    Thanks Gail. I don't do Facebook at all so...

    Thanks Gail. I don't do Facebook at all so haven't posted anything there. I've tried posting to Texbirds but it's my first submission and David Sarkozy won't approve the post for some reason. He...
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    Unusual Gallinule - Port Aransas

    We saw this unusual Gallinule last Monday (2/22/16) at the birding center in Port Aransas. None of our books show a bright yellow faceplate and we don't see anything online that resembles it. It...
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    Galapagos and Mindo, Ecuador Photos

    All the photos in our presentation plus a lot more can be seen at http://doctorjlt.smugmug.com. These should be much higher quality than those shown in the Powerpoint presentation.

    For those...
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    UK National Bird

    The UK has no national bird so there is an effort underway to have one declared. Interesting options.
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    Lake Como Park

    It's starting to get active at Lake Como Park. Saw a good variety this afternoon in just a few minutes of looking:

    Green-winged Teal
    Ring-necked Ducks
    Wood Ducks
    Bufflehead
    Belted Kingfisher...
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    Eastern Screech Owl

    Went out to chase a squirrel off the backyard feeder and noticed this cute little guy about two feet from my head. About a month ago around midnight, there were three Great Horned Owls hooting at one...
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    Bald Eagle at Benbrook Lake 11/7/14 4 pm.

    A mature Bald Eagle circled over us and swooped down to snag a fish just off shore. We were at the third turnout past the fee booth in North Holiday Park. The Eagle headed south with its fish,...
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    Grasshopper Sparrows

    This weekend, we ran across about ten Grasshopper Sparrows at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens in the area called Four Seasons Garden (no. 23 on the Gardens map.)

    Diane and Jerry Turner
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    Memorial Oak Park Friday 10/31, PM

    Spent a little time wandering around, not seeing much until we decided to leave. Stopped on the little bridge to look at several young Robins and in just a few minutes, birds were in the trees on...
  15. Here are a few shots from the field trip. We...

    Here are a few shots from the field trip. We enjoyed being with the group and thanks to Jim for organizing the trip.

    http://1drv.ms/1mblUJT

    Jerry and Diane Turner
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    Boat-tailed Grackles?

    On two occasions about 4 weeks ago we thought we saw Boat-tailed Grackles at Lake Como Park here in Fort Worth. We assumed we must be mistaken as this is so far out of their range and none have been...
  17. Very nice... Were you on the hike/bike trail that...

    Very nice... Were you on the hike/bike trail that runs along the river over to Oakmont Park off Bellaire S or is there another trail through Pecan Valley? We may be talking about the same place we...
  18. Memorial Oak Park

    It's off Winscott Rd in Benbrook, not far from the Lake Benbrook dam. Go to the Art Cowsen Memorial Trailhead. See map attached. Once you park, walk about 30 yards or so down the bike path to a...
  19. Barred Owl & Belted Kingfisher @ Memorial Oak

    We had a long clear look at a Barred Owl in Memorial Oak Park this afternoon. Initially, it was being harassed by a Mockingbird, but finally ended up in the Memorial Oak tree itself. Still there when...
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    Rusty Blackbird at VCDB Friday 3-14-14

    Diane found one Rusty Blackbird mixed in a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds in trees between ponds 2-3 and 14-15. Verified with photos-not a female red-wing.

    Jerry Turner
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    We saw her on our way out about noon on Saturday...

    We saw her on our way out about noon on Saturday and managed to get a couple of fuzzy shots.

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  22. Thread: Black Scoter

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    Scoter still there at about 11:30am Saturday, but...

    Scoter still there at about 11:30am Saturday, but also a Cinnamon Teal in group. Observed by several via scope and photographed.

    Diane and Jerry Turner
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    Hybrid Shoveler?

    Update since posted. Decided it's likely a juvenile Northern Shoveler molting into breeding plumage, but other options welcomed.

    JT and DT

    Spotted this one at the Saturday Foster Park walk....
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    We've been going there fairly regularly and always find a good variety of water fowl. Yesterday, there were about 15 Wood Ducks, Redheads, Lesser Scaup, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, Ringed-neck Ducks,...
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    Carara

    Carara was very birdy and an easy hike on the mostly paved trail. We would have liked to spend more time there, but maybe next time. In the afternoon, we did the Mangrove Boat Tour, not the Crocodile...
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