American Avocet

Here is an American Avocet foraging in the shallow water and mud on the east end of the Stillin’ Basin at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon. Avocets are odd looking birds with their upturned bills, bright blue legs, black and white bodies and wings, and rusty heads and necks. This solitary bird is a bit unusual,…

A Curve-billed Thrasher and a Cactus Wren

I was out on Plum Creek Road in southeastern Moore Countyk a few weeks ago to take photos of the Cactus Wrens that are nesting there when a Curve-billed Thrasher dropped by. The Cactus Wren was in no mood for company and the two squabbled for several minutes before the thrasher moved on.

Snowy Egret

Here’s a series photos I took of a Snowy Egret hunting at Lake Meredith’s Bugbee Canyon. Most of the photos were taken one morning in early August but the last 3 photos were taken at the last of August. I don’t know if it was the same bird or not. Love the yellow feet.

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…