Watersnake With Possible Retained Eye Cap

I came across a Watersnake with a possible retained eye cap yesterday at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I had no idea what was wrong with this snake eye and had to do some research when I got home. I read that snakes do not have eyelids like we have but instead they have specially adapted… Read More »

Northern Cottonmouth At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

I came across this Northern Cottonmouth while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Another person was driving ahead of me and this snake stopped when they passed it. This gave me a chance to stop and make this photo. The snake already had its head raised from the other vehicle passing by.… Read More »

Tufted Titmouse Fledgling In My Backyard

I saw this Tufted Titmouse fledgling leave one of my birdhouses yesterday. I was lucky that I saw it. I was sitting about 50 steps away near my porch photographing the birds coming to one of my bird feeders. I got a glimpse of a bird flying from the bird house and landing on a pine tree nearby.… Read More »

Western Ratsnake Living Near My Bird Feeder

I have watched a Western Ratsnake for the past few days here in my yard. When I first saw it, I thought it was just passing through. The next day I saw the same snake and it was hanging around my Bird feeder. I saw it again yesterday while I was sitting in one of my lawn chairs.… Read More »

Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Red-headed Woodpecker

I spotted this Red-headed Woodpecker just as I was leaving the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma a few days ago. I don’t see many of these birds while I’m out and about. The ones I do see have been at this same refuge. Most of the time I will only get a glimpse of one. I was… Read More »