Saturday’s Critters – On the Ground and in the Air


I went on a bike ride on the Osage Prairie Trail north of Tulsa. It is a Rails to Trails project done years ago where an railroad is converted to trails. I love it because it goes through a lot of back country including ranches. I saw this Hereford cow looking happy in some tall green grass. Don’t see too many white faces like this any more.


And some of his friends, Angus cattle also grazing.


And in a different pasture I found some horses with their heads down.

And I found this little turtle crossing the road. Why did the turtle cross the road? (To get to the shell station!)

And a few miles away another, bigger turtle getting across the road.

And on a different outing on my first hike on Tulsa’s brand spanking new Mooser Greenway trail system I found myself a deer.

I love seeing deer.

Later on I found this feather. Google lens says it is from a red tailed hawk. I left it near where I found it.

And this might be the Shell Station. Just so happens I worked for Shell Oill for a short time and I learned that nothing makes a die hard Shell Oil employee madder than calling their logo a clam. It’s a pecten they will say in a heartbeat. So of course I doubled down on calling it a clam. Alrighty, sorry, I’ll get back to Saturday’s Critters.

I found this fresh cut disk cut out of a tree blocking the trail. I tried to count the rings and I came up with a 102 years old.


And speaking of red tailed hawks, this dude was up- on power pole looking for his lunch. He was a long ways away. At the very limit of my ancient Canon Superzoom camera. How far away you ask?


He was on top of the rightmost power pole as seen from our back yard. I love my DSLR with all the various lens but it is hard to be beat a superzoom for lightweight and usefulness in a wide variety of situations.


Here’s another photo of the hawk.

And here is the mandatory pic of Kodi the Pomeranian in a pensive mood. He’s the same color as our floor so he is Kamo Kodi in dim light inside.

I”m linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Go check it out. Lots of talented bloggers link up with her.

9 thoughts on “Saturday’s Critters – On the Ground and in the Air

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Oh Kodi is adorable ~ And love the little turtles and awesome photos of the red tail hawk ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter, and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Eileen

    I love seeing your cute Kodi, he is adorable. You do have a super zoom, great captures of the Hawk.
    I always enjoy seeing deer, they are sweet critters. Love the turtles, great finds. Nice trail you see a lot of wildlife, cows and horses are great too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …whiteface Hereford are common here. Did the turtle make it to the Shell Station?

  4. Lavender Dreams

    Yodi knows he’s cute, doesn’t he! And I love the turtles you saw and the jokes. Hope everyone made it to where they wanted to go! Love those rails to trails!

  5. Vicki

    “To get to the shell station!” Made me LOL!

    All your photos are great like always, but my favorite of course is Kodi!

  6. Breathtaking

    Hello :=)
    What a fun packed post, thanks for the jokes and photos of turtles, Hawk, and domesticated animals also, but Kodi is the star here.
    All the best.

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