Birding from a Kayak

I didn’t let winter stop me from kayaking this year-I bought some cold water gear and have been getting out pretty regularly. It helps that it has been a pretty mild winter. Here’s a few pictures from a paddle last week. Green-winged Teal Great Blue Heron American Coot Northern Pintail Me in my cold water…

Photo Dump

I haven’t been out birding or kayaking since last week. Work, weather, the holiday weekend, and getting vehicles ready to hit the road for a little vacation have kept me busy. We’re going to the mountains for a few days to hike, take pictures, and hit a few breweries. Here’s some more pictures from last…

Teals

Earlier this month I was able to get a few photos of  Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal.  Both are beautiful birds. Green-winged Teal and a Pied-billed Grebe Blue-winged Teal and Green-winged Teal Green-winged Teal Blue-winged Teal

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…

More Photos from 2013

Here’s a few more photos from the last 5 or 6 weeks of 2013.  I failed my resolve to post more often. I could cite a number of reasons but they would just be rationalizations.   Basically, I’m just lazy and there are too many things to do instead of this.  I go out birding…

First Post of Spring

What a week!  The weather’s been cold and wet and windy since Monday.  We certainly needed the rain and I really don’t expect it to be warm this early in the year (although it hit 90°F last week,) but I could do without the wind.  On top of that I had to go to Amarillo…

Name Change

I’ve decided to change the name of the blog.  If you read the earlier post entitled What’s in a Name?, you know that the original name was just a place-holder until I decided on a proper name for a birding blog.  When Sheila and I were at Rockport I saw a Mallard Hybrid that stuck…