Here’s a few more photos from the last 5 or 6 weeks of 2013. I failed my resolve to post more often. I could cite a number of reasons but they would just be rationalizations. Basically, I’m just lazy and there are too many things to do instead of this. I go out birding nearly every day and take a few photos, but rarely get around to processing them-mostly I just enjoy wandering around the lake. I’ve also gotten pretty deep into brewing beer lately. I’ve a room full of stouts, brown ales, English milds, pale ales, Belgian witt and saison, and smoked porter. Let me know if you’re coming the the Texas Panhandle-we’ll go birding and then sit around the table and have a beer or two.
These were taken the last week of November and throughout December.
American Robins bathing
Wood Duck at Thompson Park in Amarillo
White-crowned Sparrow juvenile (note the golden stripe on his head instead of white) watching me from a barbed-wire fence.
Meadowlark (probably Western but I’m never really 100% on the difference between Western and Eastern-we have both)
Swan Goose at Thompson Park in Amarillo. Native to Eurasia, imported here for domestication.
Song Sparrow, another of our winter sparrows
Northern Shoveler- one of my favorite birds, how can you not love that huge bill.
Lesser Scaup, although the light flashing off of her wet bill makes it look a bit like a Ring-necked Duck female.
Green-winged Teal or maybe teenage mutant ninja ducks
Another winter sparrow, the American Tree Sparrow
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