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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 to pursue my passion for photographing birds.

Spring Means Nesting Birds and Chicks – Please Give Them Space

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Birds, American Coots, American Oystercatchers, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Ferruginous Hawks, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Madison County, Montana, Nesting Birds, Pinellas County, Utah, Wildlife Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Why? Because the image is never as important as the well being and safety of my subject, especially when it comes to nests and chicks.

Burrowing Owl Near Its Burrow Plus A Bonus Common Raven In Flight

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Birds, Antelope Island State Park, Burrowing Owls, Common Ravens, Davis County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The best bird photography opportunity of the day happened when I spotted a Burrowing Owl near its burrow and I took advantage of the nice light to take quite a few images of the owl framed by grasses and blooming Red-stem Filaree.

Age Related Color Morphs of Little Blue Herons

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Little Blue Herons, Pinellas County, Roosevelt Wetlands|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Little Blue Herons start off their lives with white plumage, then look piebald with blue and white fathers and finally look more "blue" as adults.