Chukar on a bright winter day

Chukar on a bright winter dayChukar on a bright winter day

The weather forecast for today isn’t as bright as it was on the day last January when I photographed this Chukar walking across a field of fresh snow instead the forecast for today is rather dreary. There won’t be any sparkles on the snow currently on the ground because; well, it doesn’t look like the sun will break through the clouds.

The morning I photographed this Chukar was clear and finger-numbing cold as the Chukars were out and about foraging for any seeds they could find on Antelope Island State Park in the bright sunshine. I laughed quite often because the Chukars would break through the thin crust that had formed overnight on the snow and would be chest deep in the white stuff.

Mia

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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing birds. My approach is to photograph the birds without disturbing their natural behavior. I don't bait, use set ups or call them in. I use Nikon gear and has multiple camera bodies and lenses.

6 Comments

  1. I can imagine the fun!

  2. oh what a beauty … AND … I see snow-sparkles!!!!!!

  3. Great photo Mia. I didn’t see much sun today either but sure glad to have missed the extreme low temps in the east, mid-west and south-east.

  4. That’s a gorgeous photo.

  5. I do love it when you and/or Ron give me a Beagle Boy to start my day on. Enchanting birds – and echoing Patty’s concern for their future.

  6. That’s quite a stride! Love the color and patterns on these birds, especially beautiful against the white snow…I hope he and his friends find enough food this winter…

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