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…

April’s Parting Shots

Here’s a few photos from April that I just never got around to posting. Curve-billed Thrasher at Palo Duro Canyon Chihuahuan Ravens at McBride Canyon, Lake Meredith Northern Rough-winged Swallow at Spring Canyon, Lake Meredith Morning Dove, Spring Canyon Savannah Sparrow, Spring Canyon Yellow-headed Blackbirds Spring Canyon   American Avocets coming in for a landing.…

Thrashers

We have two species of Thrashers that are pretty common here in the northern panhandle, the Brown Thrasher and the Curve-billed Thrasher. Thrashers are in the same family, Mimids, as Northern Mockingbirds and Gray Catbirds and like mockingbirds have a loud varied call and are great copiers of other bird’s songs. I’ve been fortunate enough…

Watering Hole

A few more pictures from Palo Duro Canyon in Randall County, Texas. I spend a lot of time here hiking and photographing birds. The park rangers at PDC have set up a blind and feeder station in the canyon and it has a water feature that the birds love. Brown Thrasher House Finch Pine Siskin…

Brown Thrasher

Here are some photos of a Brown Thrasher I saw this morning at Palo Duro Canyon. Thrashers are in the same family (mimidae) as mockingbirds and catbirds and like them have a wide variety of songs.

Misc.

Here’s a few photos from the first week of fall. The photographs are from Lake Meredith National Recreation area unless otherwise noted. Red-tailed Hawk Red-bellied Woodpecker Ladder-backed Woodpecker Wild Turkey at Palo Duro Reservoir Say’s Phoebe Brown Thrasher at PDR Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and American Coots American Coots American Coots and…

Sittin’ in the Yard Drinking Beer

Today was a beautifully mild summer day, a real treat from the blazing hot, dry summer we’ve had so far. It rained last night and was cloudy most of today with a high temp around 90. I took advantage of the weather and went kayaking this morning and mowed this afternoon. After mowing I sat…

Palo Duro Canyon Again

Palo Duro Canyon, south of Amarillo, is one of my favorite birding spots. I usually get down there a couple of time a month. I went again a couple of days ago with my wife and two of my daughters and we hiked and climbed a bit and took photos of each other and of…