Chukar on a bright winter day

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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

6 Comments

  1. Sonja Ross January 8, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I can imagine the fun!

  2. Lois Bryan January 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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

  3. Utahbooklover January 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    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. Montanagirl January 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    That’s a gorgeous photo.

  5. Elephant's Child January 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    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. Patty Chadwick January 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    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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