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Here’s a really neat image of a bobcat kitten photographed at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit near Bossier City, Louisiana this past Sunday (26Jul14).  Now bobcats aren’t rare by any means, but they are not something I see very often at the Refuge, usually one or two sightings a year, if I’m lucky. […]

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Duck Out of Water

Ducks are supposed to be swimming in the water-right?  Well, not all ducks stay in the water all the time.  We just have a picture in our mind that ducks should be swimming around in a lake somewhere. The fine specimen here is a male Wood Duck.  He’s standing on a large branch from a […]

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Fish for Breakfast

What better way to start off the day than having fresh fish for breakfast.  Now if you didn’t know better, you’d think this little bird might have gotten a little ambitious in catching that rather large perch.  How does he expect to eat that big fish?   It just barely fits in its mouth.  But don’t […]

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Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrows can be found in northwest Louisiana during the winter months.  This bird was photographed at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  A Savannah Sparrow was on the same dead tree as this Vesper Sparrow.  Seems like Savannahs are plentiful, but not so with the Vesper. Many sparrows tend to look alike [the proverbial LBJ (little brown […]

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Headed for Cover

Spotted fawn White-tailed Deer are always high on the “awwwww”  and “it’s sooooo cuuuuuuute” factor.  This little one was photographed this past Sunday 12Aug12 at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  In over 5  years of photographing at Headquarters Unit, this is one of the few spotted fawns I’ve seen.  It’s nothing to […]

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Ibis I Am

This odd looking bird is pretty common around rivers and lakes throughout much of the year in northwest Louisiana.  The long decurved bill, white wings and black wingtips make for an easy identification of an adult White Ibis.  I see them often early in the morning flying overhead in small groups heading out in search […]

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Summertime Blues

A nice colorful summer bird around northwest Louisiana is the male Blue Grosbeak.  This image was taken Sunday 5Aug12 at the Bayou Pierre Unit of Red River National Wildlife Refuge.  Grosbeaks are seed eaters, as might be implied by their “gross” or large beaks.  This guy, along with several other similar but brownish birds-presumably a […]

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Yellow All Over

August in northwest Louisiana.  It is hot!  But at least this summer is pretty typical.  Now last summer was brutally hot.  The central U.S. is getting it this summer.  For those who enjoy the outdoors, fall sports are getting started and lots of folks are daydreaming about the upcoming deer season. August is also a […]

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Aliens Among Us?

Could this be a new species from the jungles of some remote spot in South America?  Sort of looks like a kangaroo.  Maybe a genetic anomaly from the Australian outback.  Definitely resembles a mammal.  Knowing that the image was taken in Louisiana, we can rule out some type of kangaroo.  Not really what bigfoot is […]

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Galloping Gallinule

Is this the swamp bird version of the funky chicken?  I ran across this bird last weekend at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit near Bossier City, Louisiana.  As pointed out by my birding friends, what was once a Common Moorhen is now called a Common Gallinule.  More commonly associated with southern Louisiana swamps, […]

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