Swamp Rabbit With Deer Fly

I photographed this Swamp Rabbit with a Deer Fly on its nose near my cabin in the Ouachita Mountains here in Arkansas. These Deer Flies seem extra terrible this year for animals and humans. They lay eggs near water or dampness and it has been a wet year here in Arkansas so far. I had one trying to… 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 »

Eastern Bluebird Ready To Fledge

I photographed this Eastern Bluebird nestling on June 26th. I started photographing them on the 21st and I skipped the 25th so I photographed them for 4 days for an hour or two in the mornings. I stop when the nestlings start looking out of the nest box like this one is in my photo. I was using… Read More »

Fecal Sac Being Removed

This is a male Eastern Bluebird removing a fecal sac from the nest box. If I’m not mistaken, Eastern Bluebirds nestlings will point their posterior in the air to let the parents know that they produced a fecal sac and it needs removing. The parent bird will then remove and fly a long distance to discard it. A… Read More »

Eastern Bluebird Feeding Nestling

I photographed this female Eastern Bluebird getting ready to feed one of her young at a nest box in my yard. I’m not sure what mom has in her beak. It looks like a large ant or a wasp without wings. I wasn’t fast enough to photograph Mom placing the meal in its mouth. I am photographing these… Read More »