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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
3005, 2016

Short-eared Owl Preening Session

By | May 30th, 2016|14 Comments

I was able to see and photograph a long Short-eared Owl preening session where I could see the owl's ear canal, uropygial gland and some extremely interesting and twisted poses.

2905, 2016

Female Short-eared Owl stretching one wing

By | May 29th, 2016|5 Comments

I really liked this frame of the female Short-eared Owl stretching on a leaning fence post because of the eye contact, the view of her talons, fanned out tail and extended wing.

2805, 2016

An Intriguing and Very Tame Northern Harrier

By | May 28th, 2016|6 Comments

While I have been photographing Short-eared Owls in northern Utah I have come across this intriguing and very tame Northern Harrier over and over in the same location.

2705, 2016

Fledgling Short-eared Owl in Tumbleweeds

By | May 27th, 2016|5 Comments

How could I resist taking images of a fledgling Short-eared Owl in tumbleweeds? I just couldn't.

2605, 2016

Low Light Female Short-eared Owl Blur

By | May 26th, 2016|12 Comments

I know that blurs aren't everyone's cup of tea but I have grown quite fond of this beautiful, shaking, Short-eared owl blur.

2505, 2016

Warning – Swainson’s Hawks Ahead

By | May 25th, 2016|8 Comments

One thing I know for certain is that when the weather clears I know I am going to head back up there. And I will probably think about the title of this post... Warning - Swainson's Hawks Ahead.

2405, 2016

Northern Utah Short-eared Owl Chicks

By | May 24th, 2016|18 Comments

It felt amazing to be alone with these northern Utah Short-eared Owl chicks for a few brief moments yesterday.

2305, 2016

Nest Building Say’s Phoebe

By | May 23rd, 2016|8 Comments

I photographed a nest building Say's Phoebe trying to separate a clump of grass and mud, or perhaps bison manure, by holding it in its bill and beating it on the ground.

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