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…

Missouri

Sheila and Claire and I wandered a bit further than usual last week and ended up in southwestern Missouri to visit my Dad and his wife, Mary Lee.  Instead of the interstate, we decided to take US 60 through northern Oklahoma.  Oklahoma roads aren’t the greatest, but we had a nice drive for the most…

Pelicans and Nuthatches

After shift change this morning I drove out to Fritch Fortress at Lake Meredith.  A decade ago Fritch Fortress was a boat ramp in the middle of Meredith: now it’s the panhandle’s longest concrete slab that isn’t an airport runway.  They’ve extended it several times and when the lake starts rising it will be great, but…