Townsend’s Solitaire

I went birding in Hansford County in the northern Texas Panhandle last week and came across this Townsend’s Solitaire eating berries in the park below the Palo Duro Reservoir dam.


We took a short trip up through Colorado last week,1300 miles driving, 14 miles hiking and sight-seeing (according to my pedometer) 3 new birds for my life list, 6 new craft beers tasted, 1 brewery toured, 1 mountain , 2 motels, 4 days and 3 nights with 1 wife and 4 grown kids, 0 murders.…

More Photos from Monday’s Outing

As promised, here’s more pictures from the Monday morning adventure. Northern Cardinal Townsend’s Solitaire. Not a very good photo, but he was determinedly ignoring me. Baird’s Sandpiper (best guess, sandpipers are tough) Spotted Sandpiper Wilson’s Phalarope Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) Western Kingbird Eared Grebe Great Horned Owlet


I had a good couple of days birding-wise this week.  The migrations are ramping up and I’m seeing lots of waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes as well as a few songbirds coming though. The first Bald Eagle that I’ve seen at Meredith this year showed up on Wednesday (10/10/12).  Of course the regulars like Great Blue…