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Boiling Springs Birds In Winter

Winter is a great time to photograph birds as they gather into flocks and the lack of leaves makes for more unobstructed views. The following images were made in Boiling Springs State Park from January ninth through March first, 2016.

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Red-shouldered Hawk Pair
Red-shouldered Hawk Pair
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

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White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
Female Red-bellied Woodpecker
Female Red-bellied Woodpecker
Male Downy Woodpecker
Male Downy Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker
Male Northern Cardinal
Male Northern Cardinal

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Female Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal

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Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

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Barred Owl
Barred Owl

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Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker
Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker
Male Pileated Woodpecker
Male Pileated Woodpecker
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco

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Female Yellow-rumped Warbler
Female Yellow-rumped Warbler

Birds And Butterflies

Birds and butterflies photographed from March through mid September 2015, in Oklahoma and presented in chronological order.

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Male Northern Cardinal, Selman Ranch, Harper County
Male Northern Cardinal, Selman Ranch, Harper County
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker, Selman Ranch
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker, Selman Ranch
Osprey, Ft.Supply Lake
Osprey, Ft.Supply Lake
White-faced Ibis, Ft. Supply Lake
White-faced Ibis, Ft. Supply Lake
Male Lesser Prairie Chicken Courtship Display, Selman Ranch
Male Lesser Prairie Chicken Courtship Display, Selman Ranch
Common Tern, Ft. Supply Lake
Common Tern, Ft. Supply Lake
Common Nighthawk, Harper County
Common Nighthawk, Harper County
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Ft. Supply Lake
Male Yellow-headed Blackbird, Ft. Supply Lake
Male Northern Bob-white Quail, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
Male Northern Bob-white Quail, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Wavy-leaf Thistle, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Wavy-leaf Thistle, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
Fledgeling Northern Cardinal, Ft. Supply Lake
Fledgeling Northern Cardinal, Ft. Supply Lake
Killdeer, Ft.Supply Lake
Killdeer, Ft.Supply Lake
American Kestrel Chasing Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
American Kestrel Chasing Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper Wildlife Management Area
Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Boiling Springs Stare Park
Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Boiling Springs State Park
Two Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Two Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Boiling Springs State Park
Monarch Butterfly on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Selman Ranch
Monarch Butterfly on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Selman Ranch

Birds of Prairie and Woodland

The scissor-tailed flycatcher is Oklahoma's state bird.
The scissor-tailed flycatcher is Oklahoma’s state bird.
It is a very acrobatic flyer and catches insects in mid-air.
It is a very acrobatic flyer and catches insects in mid-air.
Primarily a resident of open plains, it nests in Oklahoma and a handful of other states and winters in Central America.
Primarily a resident of open plains, it nests in Oklahoma and a handful of other states and winters in Central America.
The long tail makes adult scissortails easy to identify either perched or in flight.  Juvenile birds have a shorter tail and are less colorful.
The long tail makes adult scissortails easy to identify either perched or in flight. Juvenile birds have a shorter tail and are less colorful. 
Scissor-tailed flycatcher photos all made in Cooper Wildlife Management Area, May 2012.
Scissor-tailed flycatcher photos all made in Cooper Wildlife Management Area, May 2012.
Male lesser prairie chickens gather each spring on areas called leks to display and dance for the hens.
Male lesser prairie chickens gather each spring on areas called leks to display and dance for the hens.
Two males will sometimes square off and fight with each other for the attention of the females.
Two males will sometimes square off and fight with each other for the attention of the females.
Possibly due to spring weather being warm earlier than usual in 2012, mating activity seemed to be almost over in late April when these photos were made.
Possibly due to spring weather being warm earlier than usual in 2012, mating activity seemed to be almost over in late April when these photos were made.
These lesser prairie chicken photos were made on the Selman Ranch in Harper County, Oklahoma.
These lesser prairie chicken photos were made on the Selman Ranch in Harper County, Oklahoma.

For more lesser prairie chicken photos with the birds in full display, please type “lesser prairie chicken” in the search box at the top of this page.

Red-bellied woodpeckers are more commonly seen in central and eastern Oklahoma and the southeastern U. S. than in Woodward where these were photographed.
Red-bellied woodpeckers are more commonly seen in central and eastern Oklahoma and the southeastern U. S. than in Woodward where these were photographed.
This is a female. It has less red on its head than the male above.
This is a female. It has less red on its head than the male above.
Male on left and female on right in this photo. European starlings take over half of red-bellied woodpecker nest holes in some areas. This unfortunately seems to be the case with this nest.
Male on left and female on right in this photo. European starlings take over half of red-bellied woodpecker nest holes in some areas. This unfortunately seems to be the case with this nest.

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The red underside for which it is named is not often visible as in this photo.
The red underside for which it is named is not often visible as in this photo.

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