Cactus Wren

A friend and fellow birder found these Cactus Wrens on Plum Creek Road in southwestern Moore County. I went out there this morning after I got off work and managed to find them, thanks to his excellent directions. Cactus Wrens aren’t normally found in the area and actually, until my friend reported them on Saturday,…

Common Loon

Here’s a series of photographs of an immature Common Loon that’s been hanging out at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon this week. He’s all alone but that doesn’t stop him from practicing displaying. It’s a little unusual to see them this late in the spring.

May Birds

May in the Texas Panhandle is a great time for birders. The summer residents are arriving and there are still a lot of migrants passing through. Here’s a few photos of some of the birds I came across around Hutchinson County last Month. Burrowing Owl Red=winged Blackbird male and female Wilson’s Phalarope Three American Avocets…

A Few Unusual Birds

Migration is in full swing. Here are a few birds that I see every year, but they are still a bit unusual. Marbled Godwit   Willets   American Pipits   Common Loon. Sorry, the photos aren’t that great, it was really overcast and they were a long way off.   These are summer residents Western…

Spring in the Panhandle

Here’s a few photos from the first 3 weeks of Spring.   Northern Cardinal at Palo Duro Canyon.   Pine Siskin at my feeders   Canada Geese at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Pintail and Blue-winged Teal at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Pintail, Redheads at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Shoveler…

Merlin

Here’s another catch-up post. This Merlin was at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon on December 12, 2019. This is a female of the prairie population (there are western and taiga populations as well.) The photos were taken very early in the morning, just after the sun peaked over the canyon walls. She was very bold and…

Fall Warblers

Well, t seems that although I’ve been going birding at every opportunity, I have not been posting anything at all. Once again, my only excuse is laziness. I finally downloaded the photos I’ve taken since the last time I posted and have been trying to sort through a couple of thousand shots for the few…