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…

Black-chinned Hummingbirds

I spent a few days in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area a few weeks ago and on one of the mornings, I did a little hiking at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and took a few photos of some of the dozens of Black-chinned Hummingbirds that I saw there. Bonus: Chihuahuan Whip-tailed…

One Fine Morning

I got up early one morning last week and headed out to the lake. I had seen a Western Tanager pair at Bugbee the day before and was unable to get a photo of them then and I wanted to try again. Unfortunately, I did not come across the tanagers, but I did get some…

Burrowing Owls

I revisited the prairie dog town that I found on FM 2385 between Panhandle, Texas and White Deer, Texas this morning and was lucky enough to catch a few of the Burrowing Owls on the fence next to the highway.  This is a large colony of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs and around 15-20 Burrowing Owls that…

Lucky Shots

Last week was a pretty good one for getting photos of birds that I usually don’t even see, much less get photos of them. First was this Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Spring Canyon. My daughter and I heard him cuckooing and then he just flew into a nearby tree and I was able to get a…

Grebes

The southwestern end of lake Meredith was crawling with Western and Clark’s Grebes this morning. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and got the kayak out early and mad a 9-mile circuit around the SW part of the lake. It is only the second time I’ve had a chance to get out on the…

April at Lake Meredith

Here are a few photos from this morning at Lake Meredith. The weather initially was clear and calm, but it got cloudier as the morning passed and the photos of the gnatcatcher are a little flat because of the low light. I always feel very lucky to get photographs of these twitchy little guys. A…

A Bunch o’ Birds

Here are a few late winter and early spring photos from Lake Meredith and Palo Duro Canyon.   American Avocet American Pipit Black-crested Titmouse Black-necked Stilt Canada Goose Greater Yellowlegs White-crowned Sparrow Fox Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow juvenile Fox Sparrow Brown Thrasher Canyon Towhee White-crowned Sparrow Lincoln’s Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow juvenile Lincoln’s Sparrow Tree Swallow, Barn…