Active Daytime Coyote

I came across this Coyote at 8:15 one morning while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was hunting the edge of the walking trail in the Sandtown Area.

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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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Raccoon In Hollow Tree

This Raccoon in a hollow tree is very popular at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. Several photographers have been able to photograph this Raccoon in this tree. It’s located in an area called Miner's Cove. Miner's Cove is the area on the left after turning left at the four corner intersection.

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Better Whitetail Doe Movement

I photographed this Whitetail Doe yesterday (3-17-2019) while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It has been difficult to see Deer close to the road at this refuge. Hunting season has been over for a couple of months, so they should start settling down and be easier to photograph.

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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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Pregnant Fox Squirrel

This Fox Squirrel sure looks pregnant to me, or she has eaten well over the winter.

I read that female Fox Squirrels come into estrus in mid-December or early January then again in June. They normally produce two litters a year.

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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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Green Anole On A Warm February Day

I photographed this Green Anole back in February 2016 on a warm day. We have had some warm days these past few weeks and I have seen a Fence Lizard but not a Green Anole. When the temperature gets up to 70 degrees they should start appearing.

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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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Trumpeter Swan at Boxley Mill Pond

I photographed this Trumpeter Swan at Boxley Mill Pond. This Pond is near Buffalo National River here in Arkansas. This was back in January 2009. This Swan had several bands on its neck and legs so it was difficult to get a photo without the bands.

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Elk Calf At Buffalo National River

Back in February 2009, I was at the Buffalo National River here in Arkansas photographing Elk. I spotted an Elk calf standing in a field by itself. I was able to get behind some trees in front of this calf. It walked toward me, and I was able to get several photos before it heard or saw me and stopped. I left so as not to stress the calf. I never did see any Elk around this calf.

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