Beaver with Branch
04-02 through 04-10-17
Spring gives us a little early action, with the addition of the migratory Peregrine Falcon. These
raptors only pass through Oklahoma. A juvenile bird was observed a couple of days prior to this one, and I never realized what it was until it was too late. Sadly, I could have had a beautiful airborne shot, but I'll settle for this one, even though it was quite a distance away.
A Red-tailed Hawk chased it away with its territorial scream, so I was very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time.
The Great-tailed and Common Grackles have been around for a couple of weeks now, and I do so
enjoy finding them in the midst of the foliage.
These Blue-winged Teal males were asserting their dominance in the midst of the females.
I had lost track of our beaver and found him on the opposite end of the lake carrying a large branch.
It's no crime to move periodically into better territory.