Palm Warbler!

I got off work this morning after a pretty busy weekend, made a quick stop at Jesse’s Burritos for breakfast, headed out to the lake.  I like to get early morning pictures at Spring Canyon—it’s somewhat protected from the southwest wind, and the light from the rising sun reflects off of the canyon walls and onto the…

Carver Farm and Wildcat Glades

Still in Missouri. The rain eased a bit on Wednesday, though it was still cloudy, and we spent the morning walking the trail at the George Washington Carver National Monument and the afternoon at Wildcat Glades and Shoal Creek. The Brown Creeper is another new bird for my lists.  Strange that all of the new birds…

Sunrise and a Green Heron

I made it out to Spring Canyon this morning a little after sunrise and was rewarded with these pictures of a Green Heron.  The water reflects the background in the early light, green around the cattails, golden from dry grass, copper from the red clay bluffs, and silver from the concrete of the spillway.  The…

Red-headed Woodpecker

I mentioned in a post earlier this week that birding in Hutchinson County had been a little slow of late, so this morning Sheila and I drove up through the northeastern panhandle.  First stop was Palo Duro Reservoir in Hansford Co.  The Lake was loaded with Double-crested Cormorants roosting in the dead trees in the…

Anniversary

I took my first bird photo on June 13, 2011.  Those of you that have been following me from the beginning (all three of you) know that those first pics were taken with a Kodak Easyshare that I borrowed from my daughter.  A few months later a bought a Canon Rebel T3 and then, last…