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Random Black-head Grosbeak

black-headed grosbeak

Golden Eagle vs Chukar

chukar

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 [...]

Pelican Yawn

Pelican Yawn

If you’re a fish or crawfish, this is a terrifying site. Especially because American white pelicans will cooperatively hunt fish in the water.

Bison & Lazuli Buntings

lazulibunting

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 [...]

Random Northern Harrier

Harrier Hover

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.

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Artificial Heron Rookery

man made heron rookery

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 [...]

Random Western Meadowlark

western meadowlark

Random Coot

American Coot

I just thought this was a really cool digiscoped picture of a coots face. Normally when you see them out on a lake, you see a black duck with a white beak (yesssssssss, I know they aren’t really a duck but most people describe them that way). Often, most don’t see their eyes. Love [...]

Podcasting This Week

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Just a quick heads up about the podcast this week. It looks like we’ll only be able to record one and we will record it Tuesday night and it will be up Wednesday morning. I’m right in the middle of my crazy spring work schedule. As I type this, I’m in Utah and won’t be [...]

Homemade Heron Rookery

heron nests

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 [...]