Late Winter, Early Spring, Texas Panhandle

Here’s a few photos of some of the birds I’ve come across in my wanderings over the last month. Northern Shoveler, Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith Black-necked Stilt, Spring Canyon, Lake, Meredith Gray Catbird, Palo Duro Canyon Fox Sparrow, Palo Duro Canyon Great Blue Heron, Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith Red-breasted Merganser male, Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith…

Mergansers and Loons

Last week at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon there was a couple of pairs of Red-breasted Mergansers. I was unable to get photos of the females but the males were a bit more cooperative. Red-breasted mergansers are rare at the lake but I have seen them there a few other times over the last 10 years…

Remember me?

Well, it’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve posted anything. There are lots of reasons, none of them really very good. I think the main reason is that I’ve lost my will to go through all the photos I take and weed out the crap and then clean up the ones left. Another reason…

Kayaking and Birding

I went kayaking this morning with a couple of young men that are kind enough to let me hang out with them. While they weren’t really all that interested in the birds they were quite tolerant and waited patiently and quietly while I took photos. I really enjoy taking photos of birds from a kayak.…

Portraits and a Couple of Videos

Managed to get up close and personal with a few birds the other morning at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon and several birds agreed to let me take their portraits. Snowy Egret Northern Shoveler Wilson’s Phalarope Bonus Videos of Wilson’s Phalaropes and Long-billed Dowitchers

Cloudy Morning at Palo Duro Lake

Last week I made the hour-long drive up into Hansford County to Palo Duro Lake North of Spearman. It was cloudy and taking photos was difficult, but I did get a few decent photos of some of the birds I saw there. There are about one hundred Double-crested Cormorants nesting there. Here’s a few of…

Breakfast at Spring Canyon

I found this Black-necked Stilt and Snow Egret at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon last week, grubbing around for breakfast just after sunrise. This little Killdeer wanted to flirt. The Turkey Vulture was a bit stand-offish. An Eared Grebe graced us with its presence.

Another Photo Dump

I have got to be one of the most inconsistent bloggers around. My last post was nearly 6 weeks ago. I go out birding nearly every day and I take a lot of photographs, it just seems too much trouble to get around to processing photos and posting Them, I have promised in the past…

Lesser Black-backed Gull

A few days ago a fellow birder spotted this 1st winter Lesser Black-backed Gull at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon so I went out this morning to see if I could find it. It’s a bit larger than the Ring-billed Gulls it was hanging out with and has a spotty, browning coloring (since it’s a youngster)…