Dickcissel Singing From A Vine

I photographed this male Dickcissel at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Driving the tour road this time of year you can hear these birds singing. They sound like they are singing their name. In fact, the sound they make is how they got their name.

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American White Pelican Portrait

I pulled into the Sand Town parking area at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge and spotted this American White Pelican walking on the fishing pier. I positioned my pickup so that I could photograph it. When the bird saw me it walked off of the pier and onto the grass near the water. I was extremely close and was able to get several profile photos.

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Rough Green Snake With Dark Spot

I noticed that this Rough Green Snake had a dark spot on the side of its head. I have never seen this before, so I did some research. I read that ​when they die their typical bright green color fades to a bluish or black color and dead specimens may look like a small black racer.

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Great Blue Heron With Two Shad

I Photographed this Great Blue Heron with two shad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I am always amazed at how quick these birds are at catching these shad. The Heron had a school of shad around it and was able to catch several while I was photographing it.

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