Spring Chukar on Antelope IslandSpring Chukar on Antelope Island – Nikon D300, f8, 1/1600, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 357mm, natural light

The last time I went to Antelope Island State Park I noticed that the Chukars were more visible than they have been for awhile and I also noticed a tiny wildflower called Redstem Filaree starting to green up. In this image you can see the tiny flowers of the Redstem Filaree mixed in the grasses around the Chukar’s feet. Filaree can bloom from February through July so I guess with the warm spring-like weather we have been having I should be looking for the tiny flowers.

Very soon the Chukars will start their mating displays and the males will be fighting and acting territorial and not long after that little puffball chicks will be running after the adults.