Chukar on Antelope Island State Park

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Chukar on a lofty perchChukar on a lofty perch

Two days ago I spotted this Chukar on Antelope Island State Park on the edge of the road near the marina, the Chukar was at road level but just beyond the rock there is a slope that drops about 25 to 30 feet. I know I wouldn’t want to tumble down that slope but the Chukars go down that slope as easily as a mountain goat can climb up the sides of Denali.

Chukar near the marina on Antelope Island State ParkChukar near the marina on Antelope Island State Park

I do like the setting with the Rabbitbrush greening up in the background and the lichen covered rock. The soft pastels in the image  are soothing while the red bill and orbital ring give a nice pop of color.

Mia

6 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks all!

  2. Kathie May 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Mia, these clowns always make me smile!

  3. Wally May 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    You’re right, the pastels and beak and eye ring and background – all combined into a really pleasing composition. Cool birds!

  4. Julie G. May 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    As always, your photographs are stunning, Mia! Excellent clarity.

  5. Sherry in MT May 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Totally agree I love the first one with the little bit of color contrast. They are still just lovely birds no matter.

  6. Fern Culhane May 3, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Early May in Philadelphia is such a riot of greens, reds and pinks, and yellows right now, I find the contrast of these soothing photos of the chukar very attractive in a totally different way. Thanks!

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