Utah

Tired of the Rain & Wishing for Bluebird Skies

2017-04-27T06:13:07+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Burr Trail, Clark County, Idaho, Mountain Bluebirds, Targhee National Forest, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The gray skies are getting old and I'm suffering from cabin fever and wishing for some bright bluebird skies to get out to photograph birds and to be able to relax and soak in nature.

Breeding and Nonbreeding Forster’s Terns

2017-04-26T06:10:27+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Florida, Forster's Terns, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The differences in breeding and nonbreeding plumage of Forster's Terns is enough that some bird watching and bird photography novices might even think that they are two different species of terns.

Nesting American Avocets at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

2017-04-24T06:25:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Birds, American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The pair of American Avocets were feeding in the grasses and the water right next to the edge of the grasses when I first saw them then the female squatted down on what I presume to be their nest.

Photographing Swainson’s Hawks in Northern Utah

2017-04-23T06:11:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday morning in northern Utah I saw about a dozen Swainson's Hawks in about 2.25 miles, some were perched, some were in flight and all of them were wonderful to photograph.