I am an unemployed editor and writer who decided to spend the past year watching birds in the Dallas area. I started in the fall of 2013 with American White Pelicans at White Rock Lake and continued documenting birds at White Rock Lake and other nearby areas after the pelicans migrated north in the spring. I am always interested in seeing new birds and trying new birding locations. Pictures will not be posted in the order in which they were taken but will be posted with the date they were originally taken.

This blog is generally meant to be light-hearted. Language can be NSFW. Comments are moderated.

This is not a professional photography blog. I am first a birder, then an amateur photographer. Until this past winter I was using a point-and-shoot camera. I now use a Nikon D5100 with a 55-300–mm lens. I only started cropping pics this summer, and my post-production skills are almost nonexistent. Critique is welcome if you know what you’re talking about artistically or technically.

I enjoy reading and writing, watching birds and bugs, and gardening. I am a proponent of zone pushing and grow crazy stuff like key limes and dessert bananas here in zone 8a. I stick more to carnivorous plants and succulents as houseplants. I like Surrealistic art, and I make tile mosaics of birds.

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  1. Hi [pelicansrulegullsdrool],

    I met you yesterday, December 15, 2014, and a while back at White Rock Lake. Fortunately, I was able to enter your website this time. Your photos are just wonderful!! Wow!! And I enjoyed reading your descriptions.

    Hope to see you around again!

    Take Care!

    Merry Christmas,


    • Dina,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the pics and the descriptions! I checked out your web site and really liked your work! I think my favorite was the black-necked stilt, although the fields of bluebonnets were quite stunning. Two questions about your bird pics: where were you able to see the reddish egret, and are the cockatiels your own birds?

      Hope you have a happy Christmas and New Year!


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