Fall in the Panhandle

Well, once again I’ve managed to not post anything for several months.  My only excuse it laziness-I go birding nearly every morning that I’m not working, but processing photos is really a pain in the ass and so I let it build up until it is really daunting. It has really not been all that…

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…

Catching up

I haven’t posted in a few weeks so I thought I’d catch up with a pretty large photo dump. I’ve been birding quite a lot but for some reason can’t seem to bring myself to do the drudge work of editing and posting. Meredith is up over 64 feet for the first time in nearly…

Spring Arrivals

There’s been an influx of birds arriving for the summer these last two weeks, as well as a few migrants passing through. Scissor-tailed Flycatchers arrived last week, followed by Ash-throated Flyucatchers this week. Northern Mockingbirds are supposed to be year-round residents in the area, but I’ve never seen them in the winter. In the last…

Sparrows

Last June a friend of mine asked me something about the  `sparrows”.’ in his yard.  I answered his question (can’t remember what the question or the answer was) and then told him that the  `sparrows’ were actually House Finches.  Like my friend, I had spent my life thinking that all the small brown birds I…

Late Start

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.” -Henry David Thoreau I was late getting to the lake this morning.…