Solitary Sandpiper at Bear River MBR – Not All Range Maps Are The Same

August 21st, 2016|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Solitary Sandpipers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I photographed this Solitary Sandpiper two days ago at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and saw several more and I also photographed a pair of them the week before.

Post-breeding Season Aggressive Behavior in American Avocets Plus a Bonus Great Horned Owl

August 20th, 2016|Categories: American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Great Horned Owls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am unable to find information on line about why this male American Avocet attacked the female so aggressively but I can say that it was fascinating to see and photograph it.

Sleepy Great Horned Owl in Montana

August 19th, 2016|Categories: Birds, Glacier County, Great Horned Owls, Montana|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I photographed this sleepy Great Horned Owl male sitting in a opening of the granary, he was probably exhausted from helping his mate raise their young.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act 100th Anniversary

August 17th, 2016|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been monumentally successful and we need to insure that it continues and not allow the treaty to become weakened.