Mountain Bluebird

These Mountain Bluebirds were twittering and preening in an old cottonwood tree at Lake Meredith’s McBride Canyon last week. I came across during an early morning hike. The shadows arond the trees were difficult, so the pictures aren’t all that great, but I only see Mountain Bluebirds a few times a year and didn’t want…

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,…

Mountain Bluebirds

My son took these photos of Mountain Bluebirds a few weeks ago at Palo Duro Reservoir, a small manmade lake about an hour north of Lake Meredith.  I try to get up there every week or two throughout the year.  It a great place for birds with lots of dead cottonwoods sticking up out of…

Christmas Eve Gift

I posted yesterday about the terrible weather we’ve been having in the Texas Panhandle and then today was one of those rare, still days we enjoy so much.  I left the house early this morning and headed to Spring Canyon, but there was still nothing except a few Lesser Scaups, a couple dozen White-crowned Sparrows…