Category Archives: Birds

Common Grackle

I photographed this Common Grackle back in June 2018 at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. How I Got The Shot – Common Grackle I was parked on the side of the tour road in the Miners Cove area when this Common Grackle landed on a metal rail stuck in the water. I had my Canon EOS… Read More »

Northern Cardinal Fledgling

Back in June 2017 I photographed a Northern Cardinal Fledgling resting on the edge of a bird bath that I have in my yard. I had emptied the bird bath so that I could clean it. When I came back with a brush the Cardinal was on the edge of the bird bath. The parents and another Fledgling… Read More »

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron With Crayfish

I photographed this Yellow-crowned Night-Heron eating a Crayfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma back in June 2017. They appear at this refuge during this month and I can usually find them close to the tour road after a rain. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron eats mainly crustaceans (crabs and crayfish) as well as insects, some fish or… Read More »

Eastern Bluebird With Large Spider

I photographed this female Eastern Bluebird with a large spider for its young in my yard here in Arkansas. Birds choose spiders over other insect meals because of the larger amount of taurine found in spiders, according to Kathryn Arnold, an ornithologist at the University of Glasgow. Taurine is an amino acid that impacts growth, resulting in enhanced… Read More »

Great Egret Standing In Tall Vegetation

I photographed this Great Egret sneaking through tall vegetation at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was trying to catch crayfish, but it wasn’t successful while I was around. I had seen a Great Blue Heron doing the same thing the day before and it caught several. How I Got The Shot – Great Egret This… Read More »