Early Morning Walk at Spring Canyon

I got up early the other morning and drove out to Spring Canyon at Lake Meredith and walked around the several ponds there. It was a beautiful morning, especially for the last week of winter and I was lucky enough to get several nice photos. Enjoy. Cinnamon Teal and Blue-winged Teal Ruddy Duck female Belted…

Buffalo Lake NWR

Buffalo Lake NWR is a mostly dry lake bed in Randall Co in the Texas Panhandle. There is a large pond still on the southern end of the Reserve with a bird blind and a few trails on the northern end. We used to go out there when I was in college for keg parties…

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…

Early Fall

The last few weeks have been a little hectic for me and I haven’t been able to go birding as much as I want. It seems that the days that I could get out were dark and dreary days with heavy clouds and lots of rain.  The rain was pretty wide-spread and Meredith certainly benefited…

More Pictures from the Playas

The playas and fields around here seem to have the most bird action right now, what with the corn being harvested and the milo harvest about to start. Here’s a few shots from earlier in the week. Black-crowned Night-Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron and White-faced Ibis. American Coot Ruddy Duck

Catching Up

OK, I admit it, I’m not doing a very good job at keeping this blog up to date.  It’s just that, well, it’s summer, you know. And not just summer, but one of the nicest summers we’ve had in a while.  Summers over the last decade or so have been miserable affairs. They’ve been hot…

Gray Day

We’ve not had a lot of sunshine this week and the last 2 days have been especially dark and blustery.  We haven’t had a lot of snow, just a dusting, but it’s been very cold. I did make a couple of trips to Meredith, but the light was so bad that the photo’s lost most…

Friday Morning at Spring Canyon

I bird for several reasons.  I like the quiet of sitting in my truck or at a blind watching and waiting for the birds. Sometimes I sit and watch, sometimes I sit and think, sometimes I just sit. It’s a nice way to start the day. I also do a lot of walking as I…

Overcast Morning at Thompson Park

My wife and I stopped by Thompson Park in Amarillo one morning in the last week of October. It was a dreary day that matched our mood and we wanted another quiet moment before facing the trials of the day. We had heard of a Western Grebe on the big pond at the park and we stopped…

Fall Birds

I’m finally starting to see some waterfowl around Lake Meredith. Unfortunately, since the lake is up 20 feet from last year this time, it is nearly impossible to get good shots of them.  The current water level puts the south end of the lake (where most water birds like to stay because of the shallows…