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…

Quail

Here’s a couple of shots of quail that are much more common in the panhandle than the Gambel’s Quail I posted last week. These were photographed at Spring Canyon, below the dam at Lake Meredith. Northern Bobwhite Scaled Quail (locally called Blue Quail)

Late April and Early May

Here’s a few pictures that I didn’t get around to posting from late April and the first part of May, before we took off for Missouri. All were photographed around Lake Meredith except for the Cedar Waxwing and the Red-tailed Hawk which was at Palo Duro Reservoir and the Dickcissels, White-faced Ibis, and Black-crowned Night-Heron…

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…

Cottontops

There’s been a covey of Scaled Quail at Fritch Fortress this fall.  I’ve crossed them several times near the amphitheater and unlike the last few times when the weather was very cloudy, this time the light was perfect.  They were foraging along the edge of the cliff and  I was able to get some very nice…

Scaled Quail

I ran across these Scaled Quail at Fritch Fortress the other morning. Scaled Quail (or Blue Quail as they are called around here) aren’t as common in this area as the Bobwhites are and so I was happy to be able to get a few photos of them.  The morning was very overcast and so…

Crummy Weather

My last post was 18 days ago, the longest time I’ve gone without posting.  It’s not that there haven’t been birds around to look at, there’s been plenty, but I just haven’t been able to get around as much I like, and when I have the weather has not cooperated at all.  I’ve lived in…