I made my first trip of the year to Palo Duro Canyon last week and was able to get a few photos of a Red-bellied Woodpecker. I’ve seen them at Meredith a few times over the years and at my Dad’s place in Missouri, but this was the first time I’d seen them at PDC. Still, I was surprised to see it flagged as a rare sighting by eBird.
I also saw this field sparrow there. It’s not a rare bird for the area but I don’t seem to run across them very often.