Posts in Birds
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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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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Eye Of A Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons locate their food by sight. Its eyesight is about three times more detailed than ours. They can hunt day and night thanks to a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision.

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The Stocky Pied-billed Grebe

I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, when I drive up on them they usually swim away. Sometimes I get lucky and can park in an area that they are in, and they will come closer. This was one of those times.

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Great Blue Heron On A Cold Morning

I photographed this Great Blue Heron yesterday morning when the temperature was 17 °F (-8.33 °C). I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I know this Heron looks like it is cold but it was catching shad and didn't seem to mind the freezing water at all. I think it was taking a break after eating several shad.

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American Robin With Caterpillar

I was at the Fort Smith National Historic Site here in Arkansas where I like to go to photograph birds. I was walking a trail when I spotted several Robins moving leaves and picking up caterpillars. A park bench was nearby, so I was able to sit and support my camera on my knee.

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American Robin A Symbol Of Spring

I see American Robins year around here at my place. When the weather gets warm and I see these birds I think of Spring. It won't be long before they start building a nest. It is one of the first North American bird species to lay eggs.

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Great Blue Heron Catching Shad On A Windy Day

I photographed this Great Blue Heron catching shad yesterday at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was a windy day and I think this had the shad pushed into this shallow cove. This Great Blue Heron was taking advantage of the wind and was catching lots of shad.

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