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…

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…