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Violent storms and violet skies on the Oklahoma prairie


Though it’s not easy to orchestrate given my other commitments, a singular joy of mine is to head west each June for a whirlwind investment of about 24 hours in conducting the Lookout, OK Breeding Bird Survey route.     … Continue reading

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Battle of the Predators – Cooper’s Hawk versus Barred Owl


Who would win in a fight between a Cooper’s Hawk and a Barred Owl?  Hold that thought.  Now imagine it’s two owls versus one hawk.  Okay, proceed. Two nights ago, I had just finished some mowing when I heard a … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a watermelon?


I had hoped that by placing a juicy watermelon rind in front of a game camera I’d have some fun photos to enjoy.  I was right. The neat part is that it’s an independent test of my ability to identify … Continue reading

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Talkin’ birds on the radio – Sep. 2, 2015


I joined Steve Daniels and Master Gardener Keith Reed for a chat on Stillwater’s Morning Scramble yesterday morning.  A fun time was had by all.  In case you missed it:

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2015 Birdathon Big Day – Payne County, OK


On Saturday, 25 April, the Payne County Audubon Society hosted its annual Big Day competition as part of our two-month effort in April and May to raise the operating funds we’ll use in the coming year. Ideally, teams of birders … Continue reading

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A big raptor day in Oklahoma tallgrass prairie


I spent the day afield on Monday Dec. 29 with my avid birder nephews from Michigan.  After nabbing their lifer Lewis’s Woodpecker at Lake Carl Blackwell on Saturday, we planned to spend Monday in an effort to find them a … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society – fall 2014 Grapevine newsletter


The Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold its annual meeting in Tulsa, Feb. 11–13, 2015.  The meeting will be held jointly with the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Check out The Grapevine (attached) for details and … Continue reading

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