Greater Roadrunner and a Horned Lizard

Once again I have neglected this blog for way too long, and as usual I have no real excuse. I have been doing a lot of birding this summer, nearly daily in fact, with time off on the weekends to go to work. I just haven’t taken a lot of photos. All of what I’m…

Red-headed Woodpecker

I came across some Red-headed Woodpeckers at Cedar Canyon the other day. There was at least 3 and perhaps as many as 5, it was hard to tell as they were flitting around a lot and I was unable to ever see them all at once. This one was kind enough to stop and pose…

Clark’s Grebe and Family

Getting up at 0600 and getting the kayak out of the garage and on the water is probably not every one’s idea a fun time and to be honest, there is a part of me that tries to talk the rest of me into staying in bed. I ignored that part and this is my…

Painted Bunting

I think that this is a juvenile male Painted Bunting but it might be a female. I’m never sure about these birds. Edit: After talking with a couple of birders with much more experience than me, we’ve decided that it is a female.

Canyon Towhee

I photographed this Canyon Towhee at Palo Duro Canyon a few days ago. He was very curious- I thought he was going to come into the blind with me.

Common Loon

A friend of mine told me that he had seen a Common Loon at Spring Canyon one morning last week and so I went out there on Friday and took a few photos and a video (he was calling)

Morning Bath

Pictures from early morning birding at Palo Duro Canyon last week. Northern Cardinal A Painted Bunting female and an Indigo Bunting female Indigo Bunting female Bewick’s Wren Black-crested Titmouse Eastern Phoebe  

Kayaking and Birding with Jake

My son and I went kayaking and birding earlier this week on Lake Meredith. Here’s what we saw. 9 Western Grebes; one of them might have been a Western/Clark’s Hybrid. I’m never 100% sure when it comes to bird IDs. American White Pelicans and Ring-billed Gulls chillin’ on the mud flats at the southwest end…

Too Many Irons in the Fire

In spite of only working a couple of days a week, I seem to be having trouble getting around to posting photos. I go birding nearly daily,see lots of birds, and take lots of photos nut processing them and posting them a bit of a pain in the ass and I don’t seem to be…

Palo Duro Canyon

I visited Palo Duro Lake on Thursday in the northern part of the panhandle and then on Friday I drove south an hour or so to the central part of the panhandle to Palo Duro Canyon.  I saw several birds that I hadn’t yet seen this year, but unfortunately, I had not charged my camera…