Category Archives: Birds

Great Blue Heron Regaining Balance

This Great Blue Heron had missed whatever it was trying to catch. When it brought its head out of the water it needed to regain its balance by using its wings. You can see in my photo the disturbance in the water where it speared its beak. They are quick and use lots of force when trying to… Read More »

Great Blue Heron With Green Sunfish

I photographed this Great Blue Heron with what I think is a Green Sunfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was on the Sally Jones Causeway where I have hung out a lot this summer. This is my go to place to photograph Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. Here are a few photos I… Read More »

Great Blue Heron Scratching Neck

I photographed this Great Blue Heron scratching its neck at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Before it started grooming it was trying to spear a meal with its beak. It missed whatever it was going after and went to grooming itself after the miss. It spent time grooming under each wing before moving to the neck… Read More »

Great Egret With Bluegill

I photographed this Great Egret with a Bluegill at the Sally Jones West Causeway. This Causeway is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I’m not sure if it’s a Bluegill but it is some type of Sunfish. The Great Egrets catch lots of shad at this refuge (Great Egret Tossing Fish). This is my first time… Read More »

A Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler

This Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler landed in front of me while I was photographing a Great Blue Heron. I was at the Sally Jones West Causeway which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Prothonotary Warbler is a common bird at this refuge. They are also known as “swamp warblers” because they like flooded forests,… Read More »