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A collection of bird finds in Palo Pinto and Parker counties. Region 2 Osage Plains

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Finally… a bird of a different feather has hit the yard. The first set of the season. It is dark and rainy …

Horned Lark

Valier, Montana bird finds

Always check your fence lines when moving down a dirt road. Never know what you might find. Took these today in Valier …

snow geese and mountains

Snow Geese on Lake Francis

A couple of weeks ago (03/29/14) Lake Francis had record numbers of Snow Geese. It can get tricky trying to photograph such …

Rough-legged Hawk

Birding about Montana

Rough-legged Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco and Ring-billed gull… can you guess which is which? That is of course meant tongue in cheek. We …

Ring-billed Gull

Noisy Birds

Sprinter is in the air here in Montana… Texas is already hot and we are missing it… still getting nipped with snow …

Pintails in Valier, Montana

Pintails were thick today. They darkened the skies at moments. These photos were shot at close to Lake Francis in Valier, Montana. …

Outta Here

Finch Snow Feed

It is a snowy day at the Zabinsky household in Shelby, Montana. Desi and I were watching the House Finch empty yet …

Young Cardinal

BABIES!!! – Northern Cardinal

This youngster split its time between hollering for mom and falling asleep. Never once moved. We kept a respectful distance. Mom was …

House Sparrow hitting new construction

Bird habitat additions

Our Mineral Wells yard has been adorned with new feeders, pond, stork and fountain. All the construction has drawn feathery attention. Hopefully …

Three Amigos

Three Amigos

American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin and a House Finch all sharing a single feeder. It is a Three Amigos moment.

Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Desi and I were birding around Mineral Wells state park and the nearby base when discovered a strange “bird” roosting. Nearly perfect …


Fun day off birding

Birding fun around my yard in Mineral Wells. Also made a quick jaunt out to Oaks Crossing on the Brazos River. Quiet …