A Few More Birds From Last Week

Here’s a few more birds I saw in my outings last week. Blue Grosbeak Painted Bunting Canada Goose Bewicks Wren Lark Sparrow Juvenile Orchard Oriole Western Kingbird Brown-headed Cowbird Red-winged Blackbird American Coot

180

I posted my 180th bird sighting for the year today, my best year ever and it’s only 2/3rds gone.  My previous best was 171 back in 2013 and that year we took trips to the coast and to Missouri to see birds (okay, my parents live in Missouri,) and we didn’t get to the coast…

Red-winged Blackbirds and Lark Sparrows

Red-winged Blackbirds are considered pests by the farmers around here, but they are strikingly beautiful birds, I think and I love the way they fill Spring Canyon with their song this time of year. The first three images are female and the last one is the male. Lark Sparrows have arrived and can be seen…

Lincoln’s Sparrow

I spotted this Lincoln’s Sparrow at Spring Canyon last week. I’ve seen them at other places before but never at Meredith, so I was pleased to find one. They aren’t unusual for the area during migration. I include a few other birds seen in the last week in the post as well. Lincoln’s Sparrow Rufous-crowned…

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…

Early Fall

The last few weeks have been a little hectic for me and I haven’t been able to go birding as much as I want. It seems that the days that I could get out were dark and dreary days with heavy clouds and lots of rain.  The rain was pretty wide-spread and Meredith certainly benefited…

Birding and Kayaking

I finally got the nerve up to take my camera out with me on the kayak. A few days ago I bought a water-proof bag large enough to put it and the 500mm lens into, and this morning I packed everything up and headed for the lake. I’ve been exploring the south end of the…

Bug Hunting

I came across this male Ladder-backed Woodpecker this morning at Lake Meredith’s Cedar Canyon this morning.  He was working on breakfast and didn’t pay much attention to me.   I also saw these Red-winged Blackbirds feasting on seeds.

Fall Birds

I’m finally starting to see some waterfowl around Lake Meredith. Unfortunately, since the lake is up 20 feet from last year this time, it is nearly impossible to get good shots of them.  The current water level puts the south end of the lake (where most water birds like to stay because of the shallows…