Photo Dump

I finally got around to editing the photos from the last 3 months and so, here ya go.  All the photos were taken at Lake Meredith unless otherwise noted. American Avocets. These are among my favorite birds. How can you not love a bird with blue legs and a snooty bill? American Pipit. These aren’t…

Birds

Here’s a few photos from the last couple of weeks. Lincoln’s Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon. Pied-billed Grebe on a foggy morning at Lake Meredith. Buffleheads on the same foggy morning. Wilson’s Snipe at Bugbee Canyon on the morning of our first dusting of snow. Several hundred Sandhill Cranes in a field near Panhandle, TX. …

Wilson’s Warbler

Birding has been a little slow the last month or so, but it brightened considerably this morning at Palo Duro Canyon. Amidst all the regulars at the blind was this Wilson’s Warbler, a female I think, and she is a cutie.

American Avocet

I saw these American Avocets this morning while kayaking at Lake Meredith. I highly recommend buying a kayak if you want to take photographs of water fowl and shorebirds, it changes your perspective 180 degrees and gets you down on the level of the birds on the water.  The birds are a little skittish when…

Stilt Sandpiper

The last few weeks have been pretty good ones for birding. The trip to Missouri added 8 lifers to my list and even though it’s been cloudy and rainy since we returned I was able to get out and add another -a Stilt Sandpiper, bringing my life list up to 235 birds. Almost as exciting…

More Waders and Shorebirds

A few more photos of shorebirds and waders from around the panhandle I have a lot of trouble telling these apart from the Greater Yellowlegs, but I believe this bird is a Lesser Yellowlegs. The larger, out-of-focus bird is a female Northern Shoveler Spotted Sandpiper White-faced Ibis Cattle Egret Killdeer Snowy Egret Wilson’s Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs,…

Shorebirds

It’s raining buckets this morning and I postponed a trip south to Buffalo Lake NWR that had been planned with my wife and one of our daughters. We’ll try again next week when I get off work. Here are a few photographs of some shorebirds I saw at Spring Canyon earlier this week. Wilson’s Snipe…

Wilson’s Snipe

There’s been a small flock of Wilson’s Snipes at Spring Canyon for the last few weeks. They’re pretty shy and I’ve not gotten any good shots of them until yesterday. This year is the first year I’ve seen them at all around here, but they aren’t considered unusual for Hutchinson Co. When ever I see…

Wilson’s Snipe

Once again I have to apologize for not posting as regularly as I should. It’s been a rough couple of weeks-busy at work, truck and computer problems,etc. I’m off for a few days now,though, and the truck has brakes again and there is a new hard drive in the computer (luckily, I had just backed…

Mid-summer in the Texas Panhandle

Here’s a few photos of birds I’ve seen over the last couple of weeks. It’s mostly just the old stand-bys, but there were a couple of surprises. Red-headed Woodpecker at Lake Meredith’s Bugbee Shores. Wilson’s Phalarope at a playa near Panhandle, Texas. One of the surprises-a Dowitcher, but I’m not sure if it’s a long-…