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…

Last of the Spring Photos

Here’s a few photographs that I haven’t gotten around to posting from the last several weeks. Black-crested Titmouse Blue-winged Teal Canyon Towhee House Finch White-winged Dove Lark Sparrow Least Sandpiper Lesser Yellowlegs Long-billed dowitcher Long-billed Dowitcher and Stilt Sandpiper Long-billed dowitcher, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, and Blue-winged Teal Northern Mockingbird Pine Siskin Spotted Sandpiper Stilt…

Long-billed Dowitcher

There’s been a long-billed Dowitcher at Spring Canyon for the last week. I see them during migrations every year, so it’s not an new bird for me but it is a pretty cool looking bird and it didn’t seem to mind me taking pictures of it as it grazed. It was a little overcast and…

Stilt Sandpiper

The last few weeks have been pretty good ones for birding. The trip to Missouri added 8 lifers to my list and even though it’s been cloudy and rainy since we returned I was able to get out and add another -a Stilt Sandpiper, bringing my life list up to 235 birds. Almost as exciting…

Long-billed Curlew

I saw this Long-billed Curlew at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon early in the morning a few days ago. It’s not considered a rare bird around here, but this is only the third one I’ve seen in 5 years of birding.

Muddy Waters

I paddled to the southern end of Lake Meredith again a few mornings ago into what I think is the Canadian River channel. The reason I think it’s the channel is that the water changes into a reddish brown and seems to be slowly moving north.  I can only float about a mile up this…

A Few More Photos from the Last Couple of Weeks

I really like wrens.  They are tiny little birds and they act like they are the kings of the world.  Bewick’s and Rock Wrens are the most common around here although I did see a Marsh Wren last January at Spring Canyon. Bewick’s Wren This Rock Wren was singing from the top of a utility pole…

Panhandle Spring

Spring is in full swing here in the Texas Panhandle.  I wish that meant April showers and May flowers but mostly it just means wind.  Heat also, wind and heat.  Unless it’s cold, then it means wind and cold.  Dry, don’t forget dry, as in windy and dry, really, really dry.  How dry is it,…

Late Summer

I’m starting to see some migrating waterfowl on Meredith, but the real hotspot right now is the playa lake near Panhandle in Carson County.  Runoff from an irrigated cornfield nearby has provided a paradise for the migrating birds.  Sunday evening there was at least 300 birds there including Blue and Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintails, Northern…