Welcome to my bird and nature photography web site!

This site contains blog posts with my photos and the stories behind the images and my extensive photo galleries which include birds, wildlife, flowers and trees along with images of the landscapes I visit. I feel that it is important to tell the stories behind my images.

Please excuse the fact that not all of my portfolios are complete, I was am in the process of migrating my old photo galleries because the program I was using is no longer working well quit functioning.

I am currently working on moving these remaining galleries:

  • Wading Birds (Reddish Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills and Tricolored Herons)
  • Some Landscape and Travel Images
2610, 2016

Photographing Short-eared Owls – From Chicks to Adults

By | October 26th, 2016|8 Comments

This year was exceptional for photographing Short-eared Owls in Utah, Idaho and Montana and being able to see them in all the stages of their growth.

2510, 2016

Laughing Gull Sliding Across the Water

By | October 25th, 2016|9 Comments

Of the images I took that day on the beach, and there were tons of them, this image of a Laughing Gull sliding across the water as it chased a fish in the shallow waves was one of my favorites.

2410, 2016

Immature Pied-billed Grebe running on the water with its prey at Farmington Bay

By | October 24th, 2016|5 Comments

I took a series of action photos of this immature Pied-billed Grebe running on the water with its prey as it was being chased by another grebe that was trying to steal the food this young grebe had caught.

2310, 2016

Male Brewer’s Blackbird on an Autumn Day

By | October 23rd, 2016|5 Comments

Brewer's Blackbirds are year round residents in northern Utah and in the autumn they form large flocks that move through open field looking for seeds and fallen grain.

2210, 2016

An Unexpected Barn Owl at Farmington Bay

By | October 22nd, 2016|14 Comments

Yesterday I spent time photographing a cooperative yet unexpected Barn Owl at Farmington Bay, unexpected simply because Barn Owl are primarily nocturnal and I saw it during the day.

2110, 2016

American Bittern – Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Comparison

By | October 21st, 2016|5 Comments

To the untrained eye American Bitterns and Black-crowned Night Herons can be confused so I thought I'd visually compare the two species with other keys to aid in their identification.

2010, 2016

American Coots in Northern Utah

By | October 20th, 2016|8 Comments

American Coots have interesting behaviors that I like to try to capture, for instance the way they run across the surface of the water during territorial chases.

1910, 2016

West Desert Red-tailed Hawk Under Gray, Blustery Skies

By | October 19th, 2016|9 Comments

I didn't think I'd like this photo of a perched Red-tailed Hawk under gray, blustery skies but I do