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…

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

Hansford County

I took a drive north of my house last week and ended up at Palo Duro Reservoir in Hansford County. Heres a few of the birds I saw on the trip. Ring-necked Pheasant Loggerhead Shrike Eastern Bluebird. There was several Easterns and Mountain Bluebirds there and this one kinda of confused me, it’s so drab.…

Canada Geese and Goslings

I’ve been watching a pair of Canada Geese and their babies at Spring Canyon for the last month. Here’s a few photgraphs of the family. Two of the goslings have disappeared unfortunately and since the Memorial Day weekend I haven’t seen any of the geese at all.

Late April and Early May

Here’s a few pictures that I didn’t get around to posting from late April and the first part of May, before we took off for Missouri. All were photographed around Lake Meredith except for the Cedar Waxwing and the Red-tailed Hawk which was at Palo Duro Reservoir and the Dickcissels, White-faced Ibis, and Black-crowned Night-Heron…

Peregrine Falcon

I saw a juvenile Peregrine Falcon earlier this week at the lake.  It’s a first for me. Swainson’s Hawk.  I can’t wait until the corn and milo harvest.  The combines clear the fields and disturb the mice and voles and Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks  follow the combines and feast. Cattle Egret.  60 or more of…

It’s not a Competition

Birding isn’t a competitive activity but I confess that I do get annoyed a bit when I read that someone has seen a bird in Hutchinson county that I’ve yet to see. I report my bird sightings to a website (www.ebird.org) maintained by the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. There aren’t many folks locally that use…

Fall, Finally

It’s been a strange fall in the Panhandle.  Last week it was hot, dry and windy with temperatures in the mid and upper 80s and a southwest wind that has brutalized us without mercy.   Four days ago the winds were 40 mph with gusts up to 60; a miserable, dirty day.  Sunday we had…