Category Archives: Birds

Great Blue Heron With Freshwater Drum

This Great Blue Heron caught this Freshwater Drum at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I have photographed several birds near the Sally Jones West Causeway the past few days. I made a blog post with a Great Egret Tossing A Fish on this same day. This Great Blue Heron was standing in shallow water trying to… Read More »

Great Egret With Ruffled Feathers

I photographed this Great Egret with ruffled feathers a few days ago at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was preening just before it ruffled its feathers and before that it was stalking for something to eat in the water. I watched this bird for several minutes and didn’t see it catching anything. Egrets will ruffle… Read More »

Great Egret Tossing Fish

The Sally Jones West Causeway at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma has been a great place to photograph birds this past week. A Great Egret and a couple of Great Blue Herons are regulars each morning. The Great Egret likes to stand on a dead limb above the water and catch small fish that swim by.… Read More »

Great Blue Heron With Neck Extended

I photographed this Great Blue Heron with its neck extended above the water at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. When the Heron extends like this only the head and eyes move to find the prey. You can see a larger and higher resolution of the above photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/screek/47941623551/ The heron will fold its neck back… Read More »

Dickcissel Singing From Vine

I photographed this male Dickcissel singing at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma back in May. 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. I noticed the past couple of years… Read More »