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. …

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…

Wilson’s Warbler

Birding has been a little slow the last month or so, but it brightened considerably this morning at Palo Duro Canyon. Amidst all the regulars at the blind was this Wilson’s Warbler, a female I think, and she is a cutie.

Birding and Kayaking

Birding has been pretty slow around here for the last month. Well, not exactly slow-there are lots of birds around, it’s just that they are the same birds I’ve photographed and posted dozens times this summer, so I’ve not really been motivated to take a lot of photos. The good news is that the lake…

Mid-summer

Well, it’s a few days past the mid-point of summer and birding has been a bit slow around here. There are still lots of birds around, but it is either too early or too late for migration so I haven’t seen anything different for several weeks. Also, mating season is winding down, so the males…

Misty Morning on the Lake

I took the kayak out onto Meredith yesterday morning and paddled around for a couple of hours. It was cool and there was a little fog and no wind. Here’s a few photos from the lake. The little Clark’s Grebes chicks are nearly grown. I took these photos before the fog had lifted near Martin…