Category Archives: Wildlife

Notes and observations on birds, coyotes, frogs, spiders, etc. Also appropriate may be news about flowers blooming, mushrooms fruiting, or gardening tips.

The Birds of the Land Run

11 March 2017                                                        Becky Emerson Carlberg The selling points for Lake Tecumseh are … Continue reading

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Pontotoc Ridge Preserve

Deep Fork Audubon Society Field Trip February 1st 2017 Becky Emerson Carlberg Our small group rendezvoused in the dark at six in the morning at St. Gregory’s University.  It was a cold start, but warm car.  The sun began to climb … Continue reading

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Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

Yesterday three of us traveled from Shawnee to participate in the tenth Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count. When we arrived, two more hikers were added to our group, which covers the loop trail near the Preserve station. Overall, it was … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

  August 20th 2016 Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge was the venue for our birding expedition.  The last time we tried this, unbeknownst to us, it was the first day of duck hunting season there.  The season started later in our area … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb

Today three of us walked around Stinchcomb Refuge in Yukon, OK. Despite previous prognostications of an impending deluge, there was no water in the ponds. Here is a list of bird species we observed: 1 Great Egret a flying heron, … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the Painted Bunting

Deep Fork Audubon Society Field Trip Saturday June 25th 2016 Several members of our Deep Fork group assembled at St. Gregory’s early Saturday morning.  When all were present and accounted for, we drove to the outskirts of Tecumseh in search … Continue reading

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A Fall of Woodcock (from Becky)

Note from Donald–We visited Sacred Heart on 20 February to watch the woodcock display. Here is Becky’s account of that outing… The Fall of Woodcock Becky Emerson Carlberg, 21 February 2016 This is your climate on steroids. How high can … Continue reading

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Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

January 23, 2016 Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Bird Count Becky Emerson Carlberg The day began early, dark and cold with temperatures in the upper twenties. The Deep Fork Audubon Group met at St. Gregory University and drove to the Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb (Becky’s account)

Deep Fork Audubon Society Waterfowl Field Trip Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Halloween, October 31st 2015…..The first day of duck hunting season in Zone 1! Becky Emerson Carlberg Well, well, well. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge is considered to be in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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Stinchcomb Refuge

Today four of us visited the Stinchcomb Refuge in Oklahoma City. Despite it being the first day of duck season, we were able to find a few birds. Here is a list of the species observed: Canada Goose Great Blue … Continue reading

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