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  1. Mississippi Kites back in numbers in Bedford neighborhood

    I was beginning to worry that the Mississippi Kites which have been yearly visitors for over 15 years may have moved on. I did not see any up until May 3rd. Then a whole group arrived. They seem to...
  2. Eastern Screech-owls nesting in Bedford yard

    I've been listening and reporting screech-owls near our home for several years.
    A pair nested for a few years in a row on the street behind ours.
    One even slept on a neighbor's porch for 4-years...
  3. Please remember to send Jim your photo...

    Please remember to send Jim your photo submissions by May 5, 2017.
  4. Longhollow Ranch & Brown Property Fieldtrip: Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Please join Jim Jones for our annual field trip to Longhollow Ranch and the Brown Property near Glen Rose, TX, on May 27, 2017. The Brown Property is a recognized International Global Important Bird...
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    My thoughts lean towards the Pacific-slope...

    My thoughts lean towards the Pacific-slope Flycatcher (PSFL).

    The PSFL has an Orange lower mandible. (neither of your other two choices have a lower orange bill.)

    The eye ring in your photo...
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    I visited the drying bed this morning (Sunday,...

    I visited the drying bed this morning (Sunday, 3-12-2017) looking for places to put up some bluebird boxes. It has been a few years that I have hiked over to the trail road that runs past the beds on...
  7. 2017 Fort Worth Regional Science & Engineering Fair report

    On Monday, February 20, 2017, five volunteers from FWAS joined Jim Jones to judge student science and engineering projects for a Conservation Award at the 2017 Fort Worth Regional Science and...
  8. Some Red-bellied Woodpeckers setting up a home in my Bedford backyard

    Thanks to the warm weather, we have opened the windows to air out the house. Yesterday morning I heard a muffled tapping noise coming from the direction of the neighbor's backyard. Grabbed the binos...
  9. Photo and video from 1/28/2017

    Amy Richards sent me these photos of the Bald Eagles we saw at Hagerman last Saturday.
    Amy also shared a link to a YouTube video of what it is like in a Snow (goose) storm.
    Go here to watch the...
  10. Hagerman NWR Fieldtrip Report for 1/28/2017

    Thirteen brave souls joined me for an all-day mid-winter visit to Hagerman Wildlife Nature Refuge on Saturday, 1/28/2017. The refuge is about 11 miles west of Sherman near the Red River. The day...
  11. ***FULL***Hagerman Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Field Trip, Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Fieldtrip Announcement
    Where: Hagerman Federal Wildlife Refuge, west of Sherman, TX
    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Departure time from Ft. Worth area to be determined after...
  12. Just a reminder to get this announcement back on...

    Just a reminder to get this announcement back on the home page:
    The November meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, in the morning starting at 10 AM.
    Regards,
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    Thanks Jerry. I am not a lister, but the travel...

    Thanks Jerry. I am not a lister, but the travel and adventures these guys go through sounds tempting.
    Another member forwarded this news article to some of us last week when it was published in the...
  14. John Bunker Sands Wetlands fieldtrip report for Sep 3, 2016

    15 folks visited the John Bunker Sands Wetlands near Seagoville in Kaufman County on Saturday morning, Sep. 3, 2016.
    The trip was organized by Jim Jones.
    It was not as birdy as we wanted, and the...
  15. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Seagoville, TX

    Fieldtrip: John Bunker Sands Wetlands, Seagoville, TX
    Trip leader: Jim Jones
    Date: September 3, 2016
    Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Duration: approximately 4 hours
    Distance walking: about 4...
  16. Interesting paper on BBC website regarding study of birds with red color

    I am out of my depth to describe this BBC news article about two studies which have answered why and how birds attain the color red in their feathers and beak. Here is the link. The scientists have...
  17. CANCELLED: Longhollow Ranch / Brown Property field trip

    CANCELLED due to weather event; I wanted to try again this weekend, June 4th. Erath County area had over 7" of rain in 12 hours a few days before my Memorial Day trip. And our area continued to have...
  18. Member's Slideshow, May 12, 2016 General Meeting

    This is a reminder that our Member's Slideshow presentation is fast approaching.
    The May General Meeting is on May 12th. Everyone is invited to take part.

    Submit your photo submissions to Jim...
  19. Bald Eagle pair being seen on Goat Island on Lake Worth

    I received an email from Regina P. that a pair of Bald Eagles are being seen by residents on Goat Island on Lake Worth. They have nested on Goat Island in the past....
    There are few observation...
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    Just an update about the Grooved-billed Ani. I...

    Just an update about the Grooved-billed Ani. I heard from several folks they made a trip to Aledo on Christmas day and on Saturday. They took advantage of the golf course being closed on Christmas...
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    Greg Cook was able to verify the Grooved-billed...

    Greg Cook was able to verify the Grooved-billed Ani this Christmas morning.
    He added that photos were also taken and he will be submitting paperwork to report this rare finding for our county.
    ...
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    Grooved-billed Ani in Aledo, Tarrant County

    I was contacted today (Thursday, Dec. 24) that a birder visiting his family for the holidays spotted a Grooved-billed Ani in their backyard in Aledo. Their yard backs up to one of the fairways on...
  23. Village Creek Drying Beds CBC: Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

    The Village Creek Drying Beds Christmas Bird Count has snuck up on us this year with little fanfare. The count is scheduled for the day after Christmas (Saturday, December 26.) Maury Humes...
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    The latest issues (December) has been added....

    The latest issues (December) has been added. Click on the December link in the main message.
  25. October 2015 General Meeting: Bird Communication

    October, 2015 General Meeting
    Topic: Bird Communication by Jessica Coleman
    Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Time: The General Meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Therewill also be a short bird...
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