Last of Last Year’s Photos

Here’s the last of the photographs from 2016. I’m finally getting caught up a bit. All photos were taken at Lake Meredith (unless otherwise noted) in late November and December. American Wigeon Blue-winged Teal Female Golden-fronted Woodpecker at Palo Duro Canyon Great Blue Heron American Coots Loggerhead Shrike Northern Cardinal at Palo Duro Canyon Osprey…

American White Pelican

It’s getting pretty late in the year for pelicans in the panhandle, but there are still a dozen or so out at the lake. I photographed these last week. The reddish-brown stains on the feathers are from the very muddy Canadian River that empties into Meredith right near where they are staying. Same for Ring-billed…

Grebes

Early Tuesday morning at Spring Canyon, in one of the smaller ponds, there were a couple of Grebes. One was a Pied-billed Grebe, which can be seen year round in Hutchinson County and the other, smaller one, was an Eared Grebe, which are Spring and Fall migrants. The pond was still and the light and the…

This Week at Lake Meredith

I’m seeing lots of migrants through Hutchinson Co., now, and some summer birds have arrived as well. Virginia Rails and Soras can be heard almost daily in the marshes below the dam in Spring Canyon. I saw Say’s and Eastern Phoebes at Spring Canyon and at McBride and Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals on the Stillin…

February in the Panhandle

Here’s a few photographs from the last week or so. It’s not been too bad of a winter this year-no really bad storms or severe cold snaps, so far.  I’ve seen some pretty deep snows around here in March, though, so I’m still not putting up my long johns. Here’s a few photos from 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

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.

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,…

Last Weeks of October

I didn’t get out much the last few weeks of October and the few times I did, the weather was not cooperative. Cloudy skies, rain, and wind kept my excursions short, but I did manage to bring home a few good shots.  The outing were a much needed opportunity to recharge after difficult days, both…