A Visit with Galileo the Short-eared Owl at HawkWatch International

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Salt Lake County, Short-eared Owls, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Galileo will be an education bird at HawkWatch International and he will help show people, young and old, in class rooms and community centers the importance of having owls and other raptors in our environment.

Strolling Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Thinking Back on Brighter, Warmer Days

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Yellow-crowned Night Herons|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This morning my mind drifted back to June of 2009, to a bright, warm day on the Gulf coast of Florida and a strolling Yellow-crowned Night Heron that I photographed as waves churned up behind it.

Ring-billed Gull with Crayfish in the Snow – Plus Our Crazy Weather in Northern Utah Right Now

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Ring-billed Gulls, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last week while I was photographing birds at the local pond I saw a Ring-billed Gull catch a crayfish at the shoreline then it gobbled it up quickly before the rest of the gulls realized it had food.