Kayaking and Birding

I went kayaking this morning with a couple of young men that are kind enough to let me hang out with them. While they weren’t really all that interested in the birds they were quite tolerant and waited patiently and quietly while I took photos. I really enjoy taking photos of birds from a kayak.…

Breakfast at Spring Canyon

I found this Black-necked Stilt and Snow Egret at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon last week, grubbing around for breakfast just after sunrise. This little Killdeer wanted to flirt. The Turkey Vulture was a bit stand-offish. An Eared Grebe graced us with its presence.

Another Photo Dump

I have got to be one of the most inconsistent bloggers around. My last post was nearly 6 weeks ago. I go out birding nearly every day and I take a lot of photographs, it just seems too much trouble to get around to processing photos and posting Them, I have promised in the past…

May Birds

May in the Texas Panhandle is a great time for birders. The summer residents are arriving and there are still a lot of migrants passing through. Here’s a few photos of some of the birds I came across around Hutchinson County last Month. Burrowing Owl Red=winged Blackbird male and female Wilson’s Phalarope Three American Avocets…

A Few Unusual Birds

Migration is in full swing. Here are a few birds that I see every year, but they are still a bit unusual. Marbled Godwit   Willets   American Pipits   Common Loon. Sorry, the photos aren’t that great, it was really overcast and they were a long way off.   These are summer residents Western…

Spring in the Panhandle

Here’s a few photos from the first 3 weeks of Spring.   Northern Cardinal at Palo Duro Canyon.   Pine Siskin at my feeders   Canada Geese at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Pintail and Blue-winged Teal at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Pintail, Redheads at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith.   Northern Shoveler…

Grebes

The southwestern end of lake Meredith was crawling with Western and Clark’s Grebes this morning. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and got the kayak out early and mad a 9-mile circuit around the SW part of the lake. It is only the second time I’ve had a chance to get out on the…

Winter catch-up

Here are some photos that I never got around to posting from the last few months. Most were taken at Palo Duro Canyon. Roufous-crowned Sparrow Northern Mockingbird Hermit Thrush Golden-fronted Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker female at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon. American Goldfinch at my feeders Dark-eyed Junco at my feeders. Northern Cardinal Black-crested Titmouse Fox Sparrow…

This Month’s Offering

Here’s some photographs I took in May. All of them are from Lake Meredith unless otherwise noted. Black-Necked Stilts Red-headed Woodpecker Greater Roadrunner Canyon Towhee – Palo Duro Canyon Gambel’s Quail- Palo Duro Canyon Eared Grebe

Photo Dump

I finally got around to editing the photos from the last 3 months and so, here ya go.  All the photos were taken at Lake Meredith unless otherwise noted. American Avocets. These are among my favorite birds. How can you not love a bird with blue legs and a snooty bill? American Pipit. These aren’t…