American White Pelican at Bear River Bird RefugeAmerican White Pelican at Bear River Bird Refuge – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday my friend Shyloh reported seeing 50+ American White Pelicans at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area which made me dance at my desk. It won’t be long before the American White Pelicans are back at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge which is where I photographed the pelican in the image above last spring.  I hope that I’ll be photographing these birds soon at Bear River NWR and at a pond close to where I live.

American Avocets and the Great Salt LakeAmerican Avocets and the Great Salt Lake – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 278mm, natural light

American Avocets will soon make their appearance at Farmington, Bear River and along the causeway to Antelope Island. I checked and the first American Avocets I saw last year was on the 26th of February. Soon hundreds of thousands of American Avocets and other shorebirds will find their way back to Utah and the Salt Lake Valley. I’m surprised that I haven’t seen any Yellowlegs yet as they seem to show up early. The American Avocets above were photographed along the causeway to Antelope Island State Park.

Why the “Caution” in my title?

Because my bird photography addiction is definitely going to get stronger with the arrival of the birds of spring!

Mia