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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Close Up Experience

2017-05-24T04:30:44+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Black-crowned Night Herons, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday morning I drove up to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to see what birds I could find to photograph and I am glad I did because I had a wonderful juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron close up experience.

American Avocet with Two Different Backgrounds

2017-05-07T05:26:40+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Birds, American Avocets, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I'm happy with both images of this female American Avocet but I think I prefer the second image more because the reflections of the water add a sense of depth and more visual interest that I find lacking in the first photo.

Teetering Spotted Sandpiper at Bear River MBR

2017-05-05T05:14:26+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Spotted Sandpipers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The movement and bird that caught my eye was a Spotted Sandpiper teetering on a rock right next to the water. I adore Spotted Sandpipers so I just had to take images of the butt bouncing bird.

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.