Birds Birds Birds
A collection of bird finds in Palo Pinto and Parker counties. Region 2 Osage Plains
This youngster split its time between hollering for mom and falling asleep. Never once moved. We kept a respectful distance. Mom was off catching food while daddy sit up above keeping a close watch. Palo Pinto, Texas.
Spotted Sanpiper behavior is pretty peculiar. Take a quick look at the video.
Our Mineral Wells yard has been adorned with new feeders, pond, stork and fountain. All the construction has drawn feathery attention. Hopefully we will draw in a few more species as well the summer. Today’s count totaled nine species. Not great but not bad for a typical in-town yard. The highlight bird this week had [...]
It was a beautiful day in Mineral Wells (North Central Texas) and I am thoroughly enjoying the change in scenery. Foliage has made my bird outings a bit tougher but it does cough up some nice things that are often overlooked… pretty weeds. This Cliff Swallow on the other hand made my life easy. Pulling [...]
American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin and a House Finch all sharing a single feeder. It is a Three Amigos moment.
Desi and I were birding around Mineral Wells state park and the nearby base when discovered a strange “bird” roosting. Nearly perfect camouflage! At first we thought it was a Chuck Will’s Widow. We heard several of them calling the night before. Upon closer inspection we saw the white markings and realized we had our [...]
Birding fun around my yard in Mineral Wells. Also made a quick jaunt out to Oaks Crossing on the Brazos River. Quiet day.
When birding in town; sometimes you take what you can get. Rock Pigeons included.
Bank Swallows located at the bridge below Possum Kingdom Dam!
A semi-large flock (25) of Brown-headed Cowbirds in a bush dead center of the Village Creek Dry Beds off Green Oaks in Arlington, Texas.
Another Find at Palo Pinto Mt. State Park. Located close to Lake Tucker just west of Strawn, Texas.
Waterfowl can be very confusing. Both of these photos were taken a couple of hours apart. Two different locations. Fledgling birders like myself can be easily mislead into thinking they are the same bird. Luckily we had our handy Sibley and a camera. When compared side by side… the differences are easily spotted. Seasons and [...]
Fantastic migratory find. The Black-necked Stilt is currently at the Village Creek Dry Beds in Arlington, Texas. The baby blue herons were fun but this guy was my ace of the day. Very long red legs flowing behind him as he flapped past us. He got our attention. The lighting and distance cannot always be [...]
What a shadow! Look up… grab camera… holding breath. A tree is blocking part of the head… still. SNAP! A Barred Owl landed directly over us while in Cedar Hill. A thrilling moment and breath-taking. First owl of the year. On our way home, Desi took us through Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Low [...]