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…


Here’s a few photos from the first week of fall. The photographs are from Lake Meredith National Recreation area unless otherwise noted. Red-tailed Hawk Red-bellied Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker Wild Turkey at Palo Duro Reservoir Say’s Phoebe Brown Thrasher at PDR Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and American Coots American Coots American Coots and…

Roadrunners, Woodpeckers, Teals, and Gulls

Last week was really a pretty nice week for birding in the Texas Panhandle. I saw a lot of birds and roamed over a large chunk of the central Texas panhandle.  The weather was pretty nice and I had good company when I wanted it and made a few solo runs when I wanted that.…

Late Winter Birds

Here’s a few more photos from several outings in early March. Savannah Sparrow Red-tailed Hawk Great Blue Heron American Wigeon Snow Goose coming in for a landing Dark Morph Snow Goose Field Sparrow Ladder-backed Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker females Mallards Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Killdeer Osprey Song Sparrow  

Bluebirds and Buntings

I cut a pretty wide swath through the central panhandle in the last week, from Palo Duro Canyon in Randall Co. to Palo Duro Lake in Hansford Co. with Lake Meredith and a few fields and playas in between. I’ve already posted the photos from the Canyon. Here’s a few more from some of the…

A Few December Photographs

I’ve been kind of lazy about posting the last few weeks, so now I’m trying to catch up. Here’s some photos from December. Rock Wren Greater Roadrunner Ladder-backed Woodpecker Red-tailed Hawk (a dark morph juvenile) American Tree Sparrow American Coot Pied-billed Grebe

Last Week at Palo Duro Lake

I drove up to Palo Duro Lake last week. It’s a small lake about an hour north of my home and is a pretty good birding site. Here’s a few of the pictures I took up there. Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker Mississippi Kite Juvenile Mississippi Kite Female Bullock’s Oriole Female Painted Bunting Lark Sparrow Turkey Vultures…

Early Morning at Spring Canyon

Here’s few more photographs from an early morning at Spring Canyon last week. Enjoy. American Coots have strange feet-large, with lobed toes instead of webbing. These coots are hobnobbing with a trio of Pied-billed Grebes. A Common Loon Greater Yellowlegs Killdeer Ladder-backed Woodpecker female Pied-billed Grebes American Goldfinch near a feeder in my yard.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpeckers are one of the most common year-round woodpeckers in this area (Northern Flickers are another very common species, especially in the winter.)  I see at least one nearly every time I go birding. They are small black and white striped birds that are very quick as they search for insects among the mesquites…

Bug Hunting

I came across this male Ladder-backed Woodpecker this morning at Lake Meredith’s Cedar Canyon this morning.  He was working on breakfast and didn’t pay much attention to me.   I also saw these Red-winged Blackbirds feasting on seeds.