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Another Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

May 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I came across another Whitetail Buck growing new antlers a few days ago at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This Buck was near the same area where I photographed the one I posted here on my blog back on the 30th of April (Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers). This is in the Sandtown area where the paved section of the tour road is.
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Red-winged Blackbird Singing

May 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
When I drive around the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma the Red-winged Blackbird is one of the main birds I see and hear. You can get close to these birds if you remain in your vehicle. I was able to get a closeup of this Red-winged Blackbird singing a few days ago. I was photographing a family of Geese when it flew a few feet from m...
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Tent Caterpillars Outside The Nest

May 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I see a lot of the Eastern Tent Caterpillars tents while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas during the spring. This year they don't seem to be as many. The newly hatched caterpillars initiate the construction of a silk tent soon after emerging. They typically aggregate at the tent site throughout their larval stage, expanding the...
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Barred Owl Wrapping Wings Around Itself

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A few mornings ago I spotted two Barred Owls close to the road. I was on the paved road in the Sandtown area of the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I didn't spot either of them until I had made the first pass through and was heading back out. I see a lot of deer in this area and have been photographing a Buck (Whitetail Buck Growing...
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Whitetail Buck Running Through Water

May 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was lucky to be able to photograph this Whitetail Buck running through the water. I had just pulled into the parking area for the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier located at Reeves Slough (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge) when I saw two Bucks running through the water. I quickly got parked and got my camera ready just as the two Bucks were g...
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Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

April 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I am seeing several Whitetail Bucks with new antler growth at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Antlers begin to grow in late spring, covered with a highly vascularised tissue known as velvet (Wikipedia). This Buck was with two other deer near the begining of the paved section of the tour road (Sandtown). They stepped off of the r...
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Double-crested Cormorant With Catfish

April 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant a few days ago while it was catching Catfish. I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma near the Lower Scarborough which is just past Miner's Cove. I was able to watch it catch two catfish and they were both about the same size. It didn't seem to have any trouble swallowing the first one...
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Prothonotary Warbler

April 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was parked in an area looking for a Cinnamon Raccoon that I had photographed earlier when this Prothonotary Warbler flew next to my vehicle. I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge where I do see these birds often. They like staying in the dense, woody areas near water which makes it difficult to photograph them. The Prothonotary Warbler...
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Cinnamon Raccoon

April 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I photographed this Cinnamon Raccoon yesterday at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was walking on the side of the road heading to a pool of water. I was able to get a few quick photos before it disappeared into the thick brush. I did get a glimpse of it a few minutes later looking for food in the water. This is my second time...
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Eastern Kingbird

April 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I photographed this Eastern Kingbird at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma yesterday. They are common in this refuge. I have tried for years to photograph one of these birds catching insects. They are very quick. Eastern kingbirds wait on an open perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off veget...
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Great Blue Heron Sunning

April 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I photographed a Great Blue Heron sunning itself on a cool morning last week at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It is neat how they droop their wings like this. I have observed several different types of birds sunning. Mainly the T urkey and Black Vultures. I will see them basking in the morning before they leave the roost. Doub...
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Great Blue Heron On Submerged Tree

April 19, 2018  •  1 Comment
I was able to photograph this Great Blue Heron while it was standing on a submerged tree. This was at the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It has been awhile since I have been able to get a photo of one of these birds. I have been seeing them but they have been staying back in the flooded areas. It has been raining a lot which is creating lots...
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Box Turtle On Paved Tour Road

April 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I came across this Box Turtle on the paved part of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I could see it from a long distance and it wasn't moving. I'm not sure if it was enjoying the warmth of the sun on the asphalt road or if it was just resting. No other vehicles were in the area so I'm sure that didn't cause it to s...
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Great Egret With Crayfish

April 15, 2018  •  2 Comments
I photographed this Great Egret with a Crayfish while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I posted a photo of this same Egret a couple of days ago with a frog (Great Egret Eating Frog). This Great Egret was hunting in a ditch on the tour road and it didn't seem to care that I was parked across the road from it. Several people drov...
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Great Egret Eating Frog

April 13, 2018  •  1 Comment
A Great Egret was catching and eating frogs yesterday next to the road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This one didn't seem to care about the vehicles driving on the road. I was able to park across from it and take a bunch of photos. I saw it catch a couple of frogs and a few tadpoles. It was also able to catch a crayfish. Th...
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