Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroats are summer residents at Lake Meredith. They arrive in late April and early May and set up shop in the cattails at Spring Canyon and on the southwestern end of the lake. You can hear them singing throughout the last half of spring and most of the summer, but I rarely get a…

Miscellany

Here’s yet another post to try to catch up a little. I go  birding almost daily, missing 2 or 3 days a week because of work and I usually take pictures. I’m not a very good photographer and rely mostly on luck and take hundreds of pictures each day, hoping that there will be a…

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans are actually (much to my surprise 6 years ago when I first started birding) quite common migrants through the Texas panhandle each spring and autumn and I get a lot of chances to photograph them. Back when the lake was nearly empty you could photograph them from Fritch Fortress quite easily. Now…

Western Grebes

I finally was able to get the kayak out yesterday-April had been a terrible month for yakking, the worst of the year so far. Between cold, rain, snow, wind and work I hadn’t been able to get the boat out in over 3 weeks, so yesterday I did and it was a beautiful afternoon for…

April’s Parting Shots

Here’s a few photos from April that I just never got around to posting. Curve-billed Thrasher at Palo Duro Canyon Chihuahuan Ravens at McBride Canyon, Lake Meredith Northern Rough-winged Swallow at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith Morning Dove, Spring Canyon Savannah Sparrow, Spring Canyon Yellow-headed Blackbirds Spring Canyon   American Avocets coming in for a landing.…

Dressed for Success

I came across this male Eared Grebe at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon last week while birding with a friend of mine. I’ve been between 1 and 3 of these birds out there for the last couple of weeks, but this is the first one wearing his breeding plumage. Every girl crazy `bout a “Sharp Dressed…

Willet

I found this Willet today at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon. Willets aren’t that unusual but I only see them once or twice a year during migration, so they are always a treat to see.

More Photos from Spring Canyon

Here’s a few more birds photographed at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon last week Semi-palmated Sandpiper Say’s Phoebe Franklin’s Gull Blue-winged Teal Rufous-crowned Sparrow Belted Kingfisher Lesser Yellowlegs Lark Sparrow Bewick’s Wren Song Sparrow American Kestrels Swainson’s Hawk. this wasn’t actually at Spring Canyon, but on the road as I was going there.