Fall in the Panhandle

Well, once again I’ve managed to not post anything for several months.  My only excuse it laziness-I go birding nearly every morning that I’m not working, but processing photos is really a pain in the ass and so I let it build up until it is really daunting. It has really not been all that…

Birds

Here’s a few photos from the last couple of weeks. Lincoln’s Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon. Pied-billed Grebe on a foggy morning at Lake Meredith. Buffleheads on the same foggy morning. Wilson’s Snipe at Bugbee Canyon on the morning of our first dusting of snow. Several hundred Sandhill Cranes in a field near Panhandle, TX. …

Catching up

I haven’t posted in a few weeks so I thought I’d catch up with a pretty large photo dump. I’ve been birding quite a lot but for some reason can’t seem to bring myself to do the drudge work of editing and posting. Meredith is up over 64 feet for the first time in nearly…

Fields and Playas

Yesterday I drove the back roads south of my home and ended up making a big loop through Borger, Panhandle, and the outskirts of Amarillo, checking out the playas and fields for birds. None of these places are really that great for photographing birds as they are all on private property and so I couldn’t…

Northern Harrier

Well, it’s been nearly 2 weeks since I posted, sorry about that, I just haven’t been able to find the time to get everything organized for a new post.  I have been busy taking photos, though, and have a lot to post today.  It’s been a pretty interesting 2 weeks for birding.  In the last…

Sandhill Cranes

I got off work Sunday morning a little late.  I usually get off around 0700, but because of an early transfer (I’m a paramedic and we have a small hospital here that transfers extremely ill patients to a larger hospital about an hour away) I didn’t get off until after 1000.  I usually make rounds…

10/11/12

I had a good couple of days birding-wise this week.  The migrations are ramping up and I’m seeing lots of waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes as well as a few songbirds coming though. The first Bald Eagle that I’ve seen at Meredith this year showed up on Wednesday (10/10/12).  Of course the regulars like Great Blue…

Early Birds

I spent an hour or so Sunday morning at Meredith and hadn’t really seen much of anything so, still craving a bird fix,  I drove to the playa near Panhandle Sunday afternoon to see what I might find there.  It’s a 20 minute drive and the time was well spent.  Once again there were hundreds…

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…

Both Sides Now*

One of my favorite things about getting old (besides not dropping dead) is that I get to experience the things that I bitched about as a younger man.  For example, I went to Amarillo today to get some parts to repair our toilet and on the way back I decided, suddenly, to drive down a…