Birding and Kayaking

Birding has been pretty slow around here for the last month. Well, not exactly slow-there are lots of birds around, it’s just that they are the same birds I’ve photographed and posted dozens times this summer, so I’ve not really been motivated to take a lot of photos. The good news is that the lake…

Mid-summer

Well, it’s a few days past the mid-point of summer and birding has been a bit slow around here. There are still lots of birds around, but it is either too early or too late for migration so I haven’t seen anything different for several weeks. Also, mating season is winding down, so the males…

Misty Morning on the Lake

I took the kayak out onto Meredith yesterday morning and paddled around for a couple of hours. It was cool and there was a little fog and no wind. Here’s a few photos from the lake. The little Clark’s Grebes chicks are nearly grown. I took these photos before the fog had lifted near Martin…

Greater Roadrunner and a Horned Lizard

Once again I have neglected this blog for way too long, and as usual I have no real excuse. I have been doing a lot of birding this summer, nearly daily in fact, with time off on the weekends to go to work. I just haven’t taken a lot of photos. All of what I’m…

Red-headed Woodpecker

I came across some Red-headed Woodpeckers at Cedar Canyon the other day. There was at least 3 and perhaps as many as 5, it was hard to tell as they were flitting around a lot and I was unable to ever see them all at once. This one was kind enough to stop and pose…

Clark’s Grebe and Family

Getting up at 0600 and getting the kayak out of the garage and on the water is probably not every one’s idea a fun time and to be honest, there is a part of me that tries to talk the rest of me into staying in bed. I ignored that part and this is my…

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