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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.

Spring Songs – Savannah Sparrows

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Beaverhead County, Centennial Valley, Montana, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Savannah Sparrows|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On my last two trips up to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge I have heard Savannah Sparrows singing "sit sit sit sit suh-EEEEE say" from somewhere in the marshes.