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Playas

Earlier this week we had 4 inches of rain fall in about 30 hours and some of the playa lakes in the area that have been dry for over a year finally have a little water in them. It didn’t take the birds long to find them and I was able to get some nice photos,…

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The Kids Are Alright

I saw a lot of youngsters around this week.  The only thing wrong with that is that they are sometimes a bit difficulty to identify.  I hope that I got all these right.  I forked over the cash for a Sibley Guide to help figure it out. Barn Swallow juveniles differ from the adults by…

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A Raven and a Mockingbird

I’m not sure why this Northern Mockingbird is harassing this Chihuahuan Raven.  He wasn’t around any nests, or even close to any trees where the mockingbird might have built a nest.  Maybe he just doesn’t care for ravens.  The killdeer had a good reason to be excited, though, their nest wasn’t that far away and they were…

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Singers and Fighters

It was another busy week for me last week.  Dad and my step-mom were in Amarillo at my sister’s on Monday so Sheila, my daughter, and I went to visit.  They live in Missouri and I hadn’t seen them in a while.  Had a nice visit with them and my sister and a couple of…