Yellow-billed Loon: What's with the neck?

Loons and gulls… those are what keep me sane during the winter season. Lake Hefner, one of the Oklahoma City municipal reservoirs, is only a few miles from my house and a great place for birding. During the winter we often get ~6 Common Loons and — really exciting for me — Thayer’s, Herring, Glaucous […]

Snow Geese on Ice

Snow Geese, Canada Geese

What is a frozen lake good for? Well, when the record-setting cold came through this month (low of 6; high of 18) for several days, Lake Hefner froze almost completely. The lake is my favorite, close to home birding spot and I’m there at least 5 days a week looking […]