I can’t believe I forgot about these photos. While cleaning out my iPhoto cache today I came across a picture of a chukar at Antelope Island in Utah.
Okay, so it’s a very mediocre photo of a chukar. I was driving around, just taking photos of anything when I tried to get a shot [...]
If you’re a fish or crawfish, this is a terrifying site. Especially because American white pelicans will cooperatively hunt fish in the water.
For some reason, buntings are a hard bird for me to get. Both painted buntings and lazuli buntings were always fluttering out of sight just before I would arrive to see one. A common phrase, “Oh a whole flock just flew past here like five minutes ago.”
I finally got painted a couple of years [...]
Some forgotten photos from my May trip to Utah. This was a male northern harrier hunting around Antelope Island:
One of the few North American raptors you can tell the difference between male and female by color.
He even got some prey!
Harrier hunting grounds.
Going through spring photos and I’ve found a ton from Utah. I love Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and try to make some time for it every time I’m in Utah–great birding by car and opportunities for digiscoping. Plus the scenery is fantastic!
Grebes are the type of bird that make me wish [...]
Not long after the North Mississipppi heron rookery was destroyed, there was talk of building an artificial rookery to get them to come back. Now that the herons seemed to have settled on other islands, the situation isn’t as dire–they found plenty other nesting opportunities. However, if an area is missing good nesting sites for [...]
If you ever have a chance to visit the great state of Utah, I highly recommend checking out Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. This place is awesome, there’s an easy birding drive to take and you can use your car as a blind to get great looks at western birds. You can also use the [...]
I love this little male kestrel snacking on a small rodent it plucked from a field in Utah. I got its photo at the same place I had my unexpected weasel encounter called Farmington Bay WMA.
One of the coolest features about this wildlife management area is the homemade great blue [...]
If you live in the eastern portion of the US and have never seen a magpie–Salt Lake City is the place for you. Those birds are all over the place–they’re like crows (not just in family but in commonality). We have a remnant population up in northern Minnesota but not the sort of numbers [...]