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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 clutter, I am in the process of migrating my old photo galleries because the program I was using is no longer working well.

For the new galleries look on the sidebar and for the old galleries click the button. There are images in these galleries that do not appear on the old galleries; for instance my old galleries do not have the most recent images or they might not have bird species I had not included there.

I am currently working on moving my bird images to the new galleries.

Old Galleries
3007, 2016

Western Goatsbeard Seedhead in the Targhee National Forest

By | July 30th, 2016|3 Comments

The scientific name is Tragopogon dubius but this forb has many common names including Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant and my favorite Western Goatsbeard.

2907, 2016

An Extreme Variation of Supplemental Plumage in an American White Pelican

By | July 29th, 2016|7 Comments

I have never seen such an extreme variation of supplemental plumage in an American White Pelican and might never again.

2807, 2016

Adult American Bittern at Bear River NWR

By | July 28th, 2016|8 Comments

The bird I was looking at wasn't a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron at all, it was an adult American Bittern out in the open!

2707, 2016

Adult Snowy Egret Hunting for Prey

By | July 27th, 2016|9 Comments

I liked the crouched position of this Snowy Egret as it was about to strike the prey it was hunting and when it struck it did capture and eat the small fish.

2607, 2016

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons at Bear River MBR

By | July 26th, 2016|12 Comments

I saw plenty of birds yesterday including juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons at Bear River MBR every where I looked.

2507, 2016

Juvenile Northern Harrier Flying Over a Snowy Field

By | July 25th, 2016|6 Comments

Temps were probably in the teens when I photographed this juvenile harrier in January of 2010 at Farmington Bay. Ahhh.

2407, 2016

Sun-kissed Silver Sagebrush

By | July 24th, 2016|23 Comments

Sometime very soon I will need to smell the sagebrush, hold it in my hands and breathe.

2307, 2016

Wildfire on Antelope Island State Park (Update)

By | July 23rd, 2016|7 Comments

Friday evening a wildfire started on Antelope Island State Park several miles northwest of Fielding Garr Ranch. The cause is thought to be lightning.