Northern Goshawk

The very first thing I saw at the bird blind at Palo Duro Canyon this morning was a flurry of wings as the beautiful juvenile Northern Goshawk launched itself from the water feature to a tree branch about 10 meters from the blind.  He sat there for several minutes before flying off to the south.…

Fall in the Panhandle

Well, once again I’ve managed to not post anything for several months.  My only excuse it laziness-I go birding nearly every morning that I’m not working, but processing photos is really a pain in the ass and so I let it build up until it is really daunting. It has really not been all that…

Late Summer Birding

Barn Swallow at Lake Meredith’s Spring Canyon. Black-crested Titmouse at Palo Duro Canyon. Black-crowned Night Heron at Lake Meredith. Brown-headed Cowbird at Palo Duro Canyon. Burrowing Owl in Carson County. Canyon Towhee at Palo Duro Canyon. Great Blue Heron at Spring Canyon. Lark Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon. Loggerhead Shrike in Carson County. Northern Cardinal…

Palo Duro Canyon, Late Spring

I made another excursion to Palo Duro Canyon on Saturday morning and while I didn’t see anything unusual, it was a beautiful morning to be out hiking around. Here’s a few of the photos I took. Black-crested Titmouse Rufous-crowned Sparrow House Finch White-winged Dove Northern Cardinal male and female   Lark Sparrow Cliff Swallow at…

Two Posts in One Day

I’ve already posted once today, so I thought I’d throw everyone off balance by posting again. These were taken today at Lake Meredith. Nothing unusual, but some nice photos, especially of the RHWO. Cattle Egret Northern Cardinal Red-headed Woodpecker

Winter Birds at my Feeder

Here are the last few pictures I took in 2017 from my feeders at home. 2017 was a pretty good year for birding, I saw 163 species of birds and never left the panhandle. Highlights would have to include the nesting Western Grebes and Clark’s Grebes at Meredith and the Red-breasted Nuthatch that’s been hanging…

Last Week at Palo Duro Canyon

I took a trip down to PDC last week and did a little hiking and birding. I didn’t see anything unusual but even so, a morning birding is still a fine morning. Black-crested Titmouse Fox Sparrow Hermit Thrush and a White-crowned Sparrow Northern Cardinal female Northern Cardinal male Northern Mockingbird Spotted Towhee

Early Fall at Palo Duro Canyon

I drove out to Palo Duro Canyon last week and took a few photos at the blind there. I didn’t see anything terribly unusual, but I did get a photo of a White-throated Sparrow. It’s a bit early for them to be here.  The rest of the shots are of the regulars. Northern Cardinal male…

Morning Bath

Pictures from early morning birding at Palo Duro Canyon last week. Northern Cardinal A Painted Bunting female and an Indigo Bunting female Indigo Bunting female Bewick’s Wren Black-crested Titmouse Eastern Phoebe  

Palo Duro Lake

I haven’t been to Palo Duro Lake in a couple of months, so I decided to drive up there Wednesday morning.  Turns out it was a good idea-no lifers but several FOS birds to add to this years lists. Most exciting for me was a Baltimore Oriole, the first I’ve seen in the panhandle. Also…