Palo Duro Canyon Birds Photographs
taken late April early May 2009
Nikon D60 200mm lens.
Blue Grosbeak - picture taken from road in Palo Duro Canyon. Looks to be an adult male, pecking and searching for food on the shoulder of the road. When cars came by, he would fly up into the mesquite and quickly return to his chores.
Cardinal - Adult male in full color - picture taken at a picnic table along the Paseo Del Rio trail, Palo Duro Canyon. He is a cocky little cuss, defending his territory against all comers. Seems to like Lays potato chips. He would steal them off the table right in front of us. Little Red was - Fearless.
Cardinal Female, seemed to be Little Red's girlfriend. Equally cocky when it came to potato chip theft.
Guest speaker: Joseph A. LaFleur http://betterbirdwatching.com/
Aims Community College, Loveland, CO
We took a walking tour on Palo Duro Canyon Paso De Rio Trail
we saw / heard these birds in less than an hour. We were not even 1/2 way up trail.
Presentation started 8:30 Sunday 03-25-2007
These are the birds that we saw/ heard
1 Mourning Dove, 2 Golden fronted Woodpecker, 3 Ladderback Woodpecker
4 Eastern phoebe, 5 Chihuahuan Raven, 6 Bewick's wren, 7 Ruby-crowned wren
8 Yellow-rumped warbler, 9 Northern Cardinal, 10 Brown-headed cowbird
11 Rufus Crowned Sparrow, 12 North American Wild Turkey, 13 American Robin
and probably a few more that I didn't get written down.