Mid-summer in the Texas Panhandle

Here’s a few photos of birds I’ve seen over the last couple of weeks. It’s mostly just the old stand-bys, but there were a couple of surprises.

Red-headed Woodpecker at Lake Meredith’s Bugbee Shores.Red-headed Woodpecker (91) (1024x672)

Wilson’s Phalarope at a playa near Panhandle, Texas.IMG_5652 (1024x702) (1024x702)

One of the surprises-a Dowitcher, but I’m not sure if it’s a long- or short-billed at the same playa.IMG_5658 (1024x787) (1024x787)

Dickcissel in the weeds on the side of County Rd 16 in northern Carson Co., TX.  the second photo is a female.Dickcissel (36) (1024x684) Dickcissel female (1024x684)

A Grasshopper Sparrow on Co. Rd. 16.Grasshopper Sparrow (21) (1024x732) (1024x732)

Ruddy Duck on Hwy 2385 in northern Carson Co.Ruddy Duck (65) (1024x684) (1024x684) Ruddy Duck (66) (1024x683) (1024x683)

Another surprise. This is a Solitary Sandpiper at the playa just north of Panhandle TX.Solitary Sandpiper (1) (1024x670)

White-faced Ibis at the same playaWhite-faced Ibis (13) (1024x684)

Brown-headed Cowbirds at Palo Duro Canyon south of Amarillo.Brown-headed Cowbird (4) (1024x684)

Black-crested Titmouse at Palo Duro CanyonBlack-crested Titmouse (6) (1024x659)

Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker at PD CanyonIMG_5929 (1024x741)

Mississippi Kite at BugbeeMississippi Kite (1) (1024x684)

Blue Grosbeak at Lake Merediths Fritch Fortress boat rampBlue Grosbeak (80) (1024x758)

Surprise #3-an Upland Sandpiper at the playaUpland Sandpiper (11) (1024x692)

American Avocet at the playaAmerican Avocet (89) (1024x653)

Greater Roadrunner at Fritch FortressGreater Roadrunner (1) (1024x632)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the playaYellow-headed Blackbird (30) (1024x662)

female Lark Bunting at the playaLark Bunting female (1) (1024x779)

 

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