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…

Grebes

The southwestern end of lake Meredith was crawling with Western and Clark’s Grebes this morning. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and got the kayak out early and mad a 9-mile circuit around the SW part of the lake. It is only the second time I’ve had a chance to get out on the…

Winter catch-up

Here are some photos that I never got around to posting from the last few months. Most were taken at Palo Duro Canyon. Roufous-crowned Sparrow Northern Mockingbird Hermit Thrush Golden-fronted Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker female at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon. American Goldfinch at my feeders Dark-eyed Junco at my feeders. Northern Cardinal Black-crested Titmouse Fox Sparrow…

Photo Dump

I finally got around to editing the photos from the last 3 months and so, here ya go.  All the photos were taken at Lake Meredith unless otherwise noted. American Avocets. These are among my favorite birds. How can you not love a bird with blue legs and a snooty bill? American Pipit. These aren’t…

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…

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…

A Few More Birds From Last Week

Here’s a few more birds I saw in my outings last week. Blue Grosbeak Painted Bunting Canada Goose Bewicks Wren Lark Sparrow Juvenile Orchard Oriole Western Kingbird Brown-headed Cowbird Red-winged Blackbird American Coot