Great Blue Heron With Minnow

I photographed this Great Blue Heron with a minnow at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Duck hunting has ended at this refuge so hopefully the Great Blue Herons will be easier to photograph. They are difficult to approach during hunting season. There are a few areas in the refuge that they don’t allow duck hunting and… Read More »

White-crowned Sparrow In My Yard

I have a bird feeder in my yard which is here in Arkansas. This White-crowned Sparrow came to feed on a cold February day. I don’t see these birds very often at my feeder so it was great to get a photo of one. How I Got The Shot – White-crowned Sparrow In My Yard I was sitting… Read More »

Groundhog Day 2020

Today is Groundhog Day and the Groundhog saw its shadow here in Arkansas. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. According to legend, if he had seen his shadow it would have signified six more weeks of winter. He has only been right 40 percent of the time, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Two Gulls One Winner

The Bonaparte’s Gull and the Ring-billed Gull were both diving for a shad in the river. The smaller Bonaparte’s Gull got to it first. This was at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. How I Got The Shot – Two Gulls One Winner I was sitting near the edge of the water with my tripod… Read More »

Double-crested Cormorant Swallowing Shad

I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant swallowing a shad at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. These birds are difficult to photograph swallowing fish. As soon as they pop up with the fish after diving they gulp it down fast. They do this because the Gulls are flying above them ready to still it from them.… Read More »