Watering Hole

A few more pictures from Palo Duro Canyon in Randall County, Texas. I spend a lot of time here hiking and photographing birds. The park rangers at PDC have set up a blind and feeder station in the canyon and it has a water feature that the birds love. Brown Thrasher House Finch Pine Siskin…

Hermit Thrush

More pictures from Palo Duro Canyon. This is a Hermit Thrush, a close relative of the American Robin. Hermit Thrush American Robin

Peek-a-boo with a Red-tailed Hawk

Here’s another photo from my hike at McBride Canyon last week. This is a Red-tailed Hawk that was trying to see me as I tried to photograph him. I later saw him on another branch that had a better vantage point for both of us.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles have been pretty scarce around Lake Meredith the last few years. I’ve not seen one out there this year at all and only had a couple of sightings last year, whereas a few years ago I counted a dozen or more adults and juveniles every day between November and May. I suppose it…

Cackling Goose

I was out at Spring Canyon in time to catch the sunrise one morning last week and was rewarded with gorgeous light on this Cackling Goose, a smaller relatie of the Canada (not Canadian) Goose.

Brown Thrasher

Here are some photos of a Brown Thrasher I saw this morning at Palo Duro Canyon. Thrashers are in the same family (mimidae) as mockingbirds and catbirds and like them have a wide variety of songs.

January in Palo Duro Canyon

I took a trip to Palo Duro Canyon last week (first of many this year, I hope) and spent an hour or so at the bird blind and then hiked several miles. Here’s a few photos of the trip. Spotted Towhee Fox Sparrow Northern Cardinal Dark-eyed Junco Black-crested Titmouse Northern Mockingbird Golden-fronted Woodpecker White-winged Dove…

Last of Last Year’s Photos

Here’s the last of the photographs from 2016. I’m finally getting caught up a bit. All photos were taken at Lake Meredith (unless otherwise noted) in late November and December. American Wigeon Blue-winged Teal Female Golden-fronted Woodpecker at Palo Duro Canyon Great Blue Heron American Coots Loggerhead Shrike Northern Cardinal at Palo Duro Canyon Osprey…

American Kestrel

I’ve been very lax about posting for the last month or so. I’m not sure why, just haven’t gotten around to it. I have been out birding a lot and have taken pictures but the weather has been very gray and windy and the photos haven’t turned out well. But, here’s an American Kestrel. I’ll…