Colorful Three-toed Box Turtle

I came across this colorful Three-toed Box Turtle while it was crossing the asphalt section of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was able to get a closeup to show the colors of this turtle. Heads of adult males and females are often brightly colored with a mix of white, orange, yellow… Read More »

Whitetail Buck Being Curious

I was driving the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I drove up on several Whitetail Deer. I stopped and began photographing these Deer. A young Whitetail Buck became curious and started walking toward my pickup. The Buck walked within 15 or 20 steps of me. I was outside my pickup when… Read More »

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 »