Our World – The Deer at Oxley Nature Center

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It has been hot lately but Sunday it cooled down quite a bit and we had overcast skies. Heather went to have some girl time with her friends and Logan went to his job, so I loaded up my camera and an extra lens and went north the Oxley Nature Center on the north side of Tulsa next to the airport. I don’t know what it was but the deer were out big time. I saw scads of them. I am going to spare you photos of all of them but I will show you this guy. He was a little slow on the uptake but once he noticed me he sure gave me the hawkeye.


And he gave a high pitched snort and took off.


He might have lost a little face. The ladies never moved. We had a face off for a while and then I ducked back into the woods so they could resume their salad munching and visiting.


And I came upon this deer. I was walking along the trail one way, a woman with a camera was coming my way, and this jumped out about 15 feet away but didn’t run very far. We had another¬† stare off, until I let him win and walked away.

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I eventually made my way to the boardwalk and went across. I bet have a hundred photos of this. I just love boardwalks.

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I came across these two. I don’t know a thing about birds but I am going to¬† guess the dark one is a great blue heron, and the white one is a white heron. Please correct the ID if I am wrong. I just want to get it right.


And I resumed my trek on the trails. I walked about four miles according to my step counter. Slow miles but I was on my feet so it counts right?


Just toward the end I came across this fawn. I hung with me for quite a while but then he bolted.

So it was time to get back to the car to make an instagram post (If you don’t instagram an activity then it didn’t happen, right?), and then fetch the kid from work. I was worn out and happy.

I’m linking with Our World Tuesday

12 thoughts on “Our World – The Deer at Oxley Nature Center

  1. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Great Blue Heron and Great Egret is my best guess. I’m a fan of deer and of boardwalks too. And, for that matter, the Oxley Nature Center (though I’ve never seen it… i always like your posts from there!)

  2. Pat

    This looks like a beautiful nature preserve, Yogi! You got some good photos of the deer and heron and egret. It is always nice to connect with nature!

  3. nancy chan

    Deer are beautiful animals! Looks like they are used to seeing humans and not easily frightened off. Beautiful shots of the deer and the birds in the lake.

  4. Driller's Place

    A member of our local photography club captured an image of an 8 point buck the other day that looks like a twin to this one. Nicely captured Yogi.
    And yes, as long as you’re putting one foot in front of the other, it counts. Have a blessed week.

  5. Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

    A beautiful place – I would love to walk there!
    Wonderful photos of the deer!
    I agree with other comments – I think the white bird is a Great Egret. It is always a pleasure to see Great Blue Herons, too!

  6. Su-sieee! Mac

    The white bird looks like an egret to me. One of the few birds I’ll say “that looks like an egret.” I wonder what deer think when we suddenly come upon them.

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