A rare bird sighting in Highland Park, TX

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. HP, TX is high end real estate in the center of Dallas for the uninformed. My fellow tech Henry spotted a screech owl family. It flies into the tree through the big knot below it. Look closely. Best I could do without scaring it.

    screech owl.jpg
     
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice, is that Hewlett Packard, TX?
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Highland Park, aka overpriced and over-rated:)
     
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which means they could pad your pockets a little. Get after it.
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Oh trust me, its one of my main service areas. I grew up there from new born to 12 years old. We got out of there as fast as we could. But we charge about 25% - 50% more on every job we do there.
     
  6. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    These birds are not only rare, they are also very hard to find.
     
  7. Sad thing is the house they are at is facing a bulldozer and we are concerned the tree may get removed. If I try and bring in the conservationists all the attention will drive them out. What do you do?
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just make sure the conservationists don't get flattened by the bulldozer. I just had 50 plus trees bulldozed on another lot earlier this week. They were in the way of a rental house I'm building.

    The trees weren't making me enough money.

    ***all meanness aside. I saved all of the good trees on my lot though. 3' live oak, 2' live oak, southern magnolia, 2 1/5' sycamores... all beautiful trees.
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't make me come down there and chain myself to your trees!! :laugh:

    Good catch on the pic.
     
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The ones I had bulldozed were cedar elms and post oaks. trash if you ask me. cedar elms are great trees in dallas, just not down in college station. soil is too deflocculated and everything grows poorly.
     

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