Winter Birds at my Feeder

Here are the last few pictures I took in 2017 from my feeders at home. 2017 was a pretty good year for birding, I saw 163 species of birds and never left the panhandle. Highlights would have to include the nesting Western Grebes and Clark’s Grebes at Meredith and the Red-breasted Nuthatch that’s been hanging…

Last Week at Palo Duro Canyon

I took a trip down to PDC last week and did a little hiking and birding. I didn’t see anything unusual but even so, a morning birding is still a fine morning. Black-crested Titmouse Fox Sparrow Hermit Thrush and a White-crowned Sparrow Northern Cardinal female Northern Cardinal male Northern Mockingbird Spotted Towhee

Fall at Lake Meredith

So, it’s been 3 weeks since my last post. I have a ton of photos but I just don’t seem to be able to make myself edit them and post them as often as I should. Here’s a few from Lake Meredith taken over the last few weeks. I have quite a few more from…

Birds

Here’s a few photos from the last couple of weeks. Lincoln’s Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon. Pied-billed Grebe on a foggy morning at Lake Meredith. Buffleheads on the same foggy morning. Wilson’s Snipe at Bugbee Canyon on the morning of our first dusting of snow. Several hundred Sandhill Cranes in a field near Panhandle, TX. …

Not Birds

I came across several herds of Pronghorns while driving around in Carson County a few days ago. This herd had about 8 animals in it and they were kind enough to pose for a few portraits and even some action shots.  

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

I was able to get a few nice photographs of a Ruby Crowned Kinglet a couple of days ago at Palo Duro Canyon. There was a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) there, as well And an Orange-crowned Warbler and a White-crowned Sparrow (actually several, but I only took one photo) There was a few White-throated Sparrows as…

Early Fall at Palo Duro Canyon

I drove out to Palo Duro Canyon last week and took a few photos at the blind there. I didn’t see anything terribly unusual, but I did get a photo of a White-throated Sparrow. It’s a bit early for them to be here.  The rest of the shots are of the regulars. Northern Cardinal male…

A Hawk, Herons and a Gull

I drove to Palo Duro Reservoir in Hansford County last week and on the drive up came across this juvenile Swainson’s Hawk. I couldn’t tell what he was dining on but he seemed to be enjoying it. A few days later I was at Bugbee Canyon at Lake Meredith and got these early morning shots…

Osprey

The birding has picked up a bit in the last few days, but I’m still not seeing a lot of birds except when I kayak to the southwest end of the lake. There are quite a few Blue-winged Teal.\, Northern Shovelers, Pied-billed Grebes and the like down in the cattails, but I haven’t been able…

A Few Birds From Last week

I’m starting to see a few birds migrating through, now. Not a lot, but a few. The trade-off is that a lot of the summer birds have already left and I miss them. I haven’t seen any kites for a week or more, same with the buntings and grosbeaks. Time marches relentlessly onward. I went…