I've only ever seen Ruddy Ducks in large flocks. This one was pretty much by itself, occasionally in the company of a Pied Billed Grebe. I could not see the distinctive tail at all.
Head looks too yellow to be Yellow Rumped Warbler but thats the best I could do...
...and American Wigeons, Lesser Scaup and American Coot in the mix as well....
Not the best photo, it happened really fast, however if you look near the bottom of the vehicle you can see the tail and hind leg. This was taken at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco.
Side-oats grama in Poaceae. Scattered throughout AHNP meadows. Photo shows post-bloom flower spikelets. State grass of Texas.
Corallberry in Caprifoliaceae. Scattered in shade/partial shade throughout AHNP. Photo shows fruit; seems to be prolific in the DFW Metoplex this winter.
Late boneset in Asteraceae. Scattered throughout AHNP. Photo shows plant with post-bloom flower head at almost-dry pond.
Not sure how to explain the condition of this headless rabbit.
Rusty blackhaw in Caprifoliaceae (now in Adoxaceae). Scattered throughout AHNP. Pretty fall foliage.
Liriope in Liliaceae (now in Asparagaceae). Near stream bed. Photo shows seldom seen fruit.
plant randomly growing in backyard about 4-5 foot tall.
Leaves about hand size wide
The bobcat was crouched on the neighbors roof looking into our back yard. I was alerted to the bobcat by crows that were circling above and squawking very loudly. We have birds that nest in trees in our back yard and squirrels that are frequently seen on the fence and in the trees.
After about one minute the bobcat appeared annoyed. It stood up and growled several times as it turned around and walked back over the neighbors roof line and out of site.
Can anyone tell me the species of spider? Thanks!!