Painted Bunting

I think that this is a juvenile male Painted Bunting but it might be a female. I’m never sure about these birds. Edit: After talking with a couple of birders with much more experience than me, we’ve decided that it is a female.

Canyon Towhee

I photographed this Canyon Towhee at Palo Duro Canyon a few days ago. He was very curious- I thought he was going to come into the blind with me.

Common Loon

A friend of mine told me that he had seen a Common Loon at Spring Canyon one morning last week and so I went out there on Friday and took a few photos and a video (he was calling)

Morning Bath

Pictures from early morning birding at Palo Duro Canyon last week. Northern Cardinal A Painted Bunting female and an Indigo Bunting female Indigo Bunting female Bewick’s Wren Black-crested Titmouse Eastern Phoebe  

Kayaking and Birding with Jake

My son and I went kayaking and birding earlier this week on Lake Meredith. Here’s what we saw. 9 Western Grebes; one of them might have been a Western/Clark’s Hybrid. I’m never 100% sure when it comes to bird IDs. American White Pelicans and Ring-billed Gulls chillin’ on the mud flats at the southwest end…

Too Many Irons in the Fire

In spite of only working a couple of days a week, I seem to be having trouble getting around to posting photos. I go birding nearly daily,see lots of birds, and take lots of photos nut processing them and posting them a bit of a pain in the ass and I don’t seem to be…

Palo Duro Canyon

I visited Palo Duro Lake on Thursday in the northern part of the panhandle and then on Friday I drove south an hour or so to the central part of the panhandle to Palo Duro Canyon.  I saw several birds that I hadn’t yet seen this year, but unfortunately, I had not charged my camera…

Palo Duro Lake

I haven’t been to Palo Duro Lake in a couple of months, so I decided to drive up there Wednesday morning.  Turns out it was a good idea-no lifers but several FOS birds to add to this years lists. Most exciting for me was a Baltimore Oriole, the first I’ve seen in the panhandle. Also…

Northern Flickers

Came across this yellow shafted Northern Flicker pair at Lake Meredith’s McBride Canyon while hiking one morning. At first I was a bit confused as to what was going on-they both seemed to be males, but after a bit of research I discovered that the yellow shafted sub-species of Northern Flickers can be further divided…

A Few More Birds From Last Week

Here’s a few more birds I saw in my outings last week. Blue Grosbeak Painted Bunting Canada Goose Bewicks Wren Lark Sparrow Juvenile Orchard Oriole Western Kingbird Brown-headed Cowbird Red-winged Blackbird American Coot