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Watering Hole

A few more pictures from Palo Duro Canyon in Randall County, Texas. I spend a lot of time here hiking and photographing birds. The park rangers at PDC have set up a blind and feeder station in the canyon and it has a water feature that the birds love. Brown Thrasher House Finch Pine Siskin…

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Hermit Thrush

More pictures from Palo Duro Canyon. This is a Hermit Thrush, a close relative of the American Robin. Hermit Thrush American Robin

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Peek-a-boo with a Red-tailed Hawk

Here’s another photo from my hike at McBride Canyon last week. This is a Red-tailed Hawk that was trying to see me as I tried to photograph him. I later saw him on another branch that had a better vantage point for both of us.

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles have been pretty scarce around Lake Meredith the last few years. I’ve not seen one out there this year at all and only had a couple of sightings last year, whereas a few years ago I counted a dozen or more adults and juveniles every day between November and May. I suppose it…

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Cackling Goose

I was out at Spring Canyon in time to catch the sunrise one morning last week and was rewarded with gorgeous light on this Cackling Goose, a smaller relatie of the Canada (not Canadian) Goose.

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Brown Thrasher

Here are some photos of a Brown Thrasher I saw this morning at Palo Duro Canyon. Thrashers are in the same family (mimidae) as mockingbirds and catbirds and like them have a wide variety of songs.

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January in Palo Duro Canyon

I took a trip to Palo Duro Canyon last week (first of many this year, I hope) and spent an hour or so at the bird blind and then hiked several miles. Here’s a few photos of the trip. Spotted Towhee Fox Sparrow Northern Cardinal Dark-eyed Junco Black-crested Titmouse Northern Mockingbird Golden-fronted Woodpecker White-winged Dove…

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Last of Last Year’s Photos

Here’s the last of the photographs from 2016. I’m finally getting caught up a bit. All photos were taken at Lake Meredith (unless otherwise noted) in late November and December. American Wigeon Blue-winged Teal Female Golden-fronted Woodpecker at Palo Duro Canyon Great Blue Heron American Coots Loggerhead Shrike Northern Cardinal at Palo Duro Canyon Osprey…

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American Kestrel

I’ve been very lax about posting for the last month or so. I’m not sure why, just haven’t gotten around to it. I have been out birding a lot and have taken pictures but the weather has been very gray and windy and the photos haven’t turned out well. But, here’s an American Kestrel. I’ll…