Aerie…

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This eagle’s nest (aerie) is about 60 feet up in a tall tree. The nest is huge, at least 4 feet in diameter. In order to get an angle which allowed me to see the eaglet pop his head up I had to get about 200 yards away. The photo is extremely zoomed in so is not really sharp. This nest is on the Arkansas River near Tulsa.

Update: This is not really a young eagle, but actually one of the parents probably tending an egg. Here is a video which shows the same nest with the mom and dad changing places.

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Stumped…

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This root of a fallen tree looks like it has a “Braille” message on it. Hmmm…

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)…

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This is one of the most numerous birds in North America. They use complex songs to declare their territory and to identify neighboring song sparrows as opposed to strangers.

Tiiimber…

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OK,I admit it. I’m fascinated by the work of beavers.

Bald Eagle…

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I’ve been stalking this eagle off and on for a few days. It is tough to get close enough for a really decent shot…this is the best so far. When it gets a little warmer, I’ll go out and sit still on a stump for a few hours in hopes for a better photo. This bird is probably a winter migrator as we normally don’t see any around here. Such a majestic creature.

Making Hole…

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Bubba here has just started drilling a shallow (850 feet) oil well. One hundred dollar oil has made it attractive again to drill these wells that might make  a couple or a few barrels per day.

Playing with Silhouettes…

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Doing my best Alfred Hitchcock impersonation. I think I need  haircut.

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