Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles have been pretty scarce around Lake Meredith the last few years. I’ve not seen one out there this year at all and only had a couple of sightings last year, whereas a few years ago I counted a dozen or more adults and juveniles every day between November and May. I suppose it…

Hiking at Palo Duro Lake

Here’s a few birds I saw while hiking at Palo Duro Lake Last week. Bullock’s Oriole Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Western Kingbird Western Meadowlark Mississippi Kite American Kestrel I drove north from the lake nearly to Oklahoma trying to find the nest of a pair of Bald Eagles I had seen last week when I visited the lake. I…

Bald Eagles

I got up early this morning and drove up to Palo Duro Reservoir north of Spearman. The morning was overcast and pretty dark so the pictures weren’t as good as I had hoped, but I did get to see some of the few Bald Eagles I’ve seen in the panhandle this year.  We usually have…

Bright, Sunshiny Day

Finally, the sun is out on a day that I’m off work, not exhausted, and have no pressing personal obligations.  There have been very few sunny days for the last month. Mostly they’ve been so depressingly dark and colorless that I could barely make myself crawl out of bed.  I did go birding on a…

Bald Eagles at Palo Duro Lake

I took a drive up to Palo Duro Lake in Hansford County this morning after I got off work.  It’s a nice drive and I get most of the world’s problems solved by the time I get there. Then I get distracted by the birds and forget the details of my world saving plan. Oh,…

Ups and Downs

After a rough week at work (put is nearly 70 hours in 4 days) I finally got a chance to get out and bird this morning. I drove up to Palo Duro Lake north of Spearman, Texas and was able to  get a few nice photos of some Northern Bobwhites. It’s amazing what a couple…

Bald Eagle

I spotted my first Bald Eagles of the season this morning at Palo Duro Reservoir in Hansford Co.  There was a pair of them on Palo Duro Creek about a mile south of the dam  That’s about a month earlier than last year for this location.  I had seen a lone Bald Eagle in June…

Time Flies

Time sure gets away from me.  I’ve not published anything in a month.  I have been birding, just not as much as usual, lots of things vying for my time.  Some of the them I wish I could just skip, work and mowing spring to mind.  Others are things I should have been doing all…