We have several species of woodpeckers in the Texas Panhandle-Ladder-backed, Northern Shovelers, Red-bellied, Downies and Harries-and these two. Red-headed Woodpecker Golden-fronted Woodpecker Golden-fronted Woodpecker juvenile Golden-fronted Woodpecker female

Last Pictures from the Missouri Trip

Here’s the last of the photos from our vacation to southwestern Missouri. Most were taken from the back porch of my parent’s house. Tufted Titmoue Red-bellied Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Northern Cardinal White-breasted Nuthatch American Robin and young Eastern Bluebird Eastern Phoebe Blue Jay Downy Woodpecker Indigo Bunting

Northern Cardinals

Northern Cardinals are plentiful year round in the Texas panhandle and the ones in Palo Duro Canyon seem especially photogenic. They’re lovely to watch and a delight to hear, especially on such a beautiful spring morning.    

Lesser Goldfinch

I added another bird to my life list last week. Lesser Goldfinches are a little unusual in the panhandle, but not unheard of.  This is the first one I’ve seen in the nearly 5 years I’ve been birding. I photographed this one at Palo Duro Canyon.

Bald Eagles

I got up early this morning and drove up to Palo Duro Reservoir north of Spearman. The morning was overcast and pretty dark so the pictures weren’t as good as I had hoped, but I did get to see some of the few Bald Eagles I’ve seen in the panhandle this year.  We usually have…