Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

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My First of the Season Rough-legged Hawks

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Rough-legged Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I went to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge yesterday hoping to see and photograph my first of the season Tundra Swans and Rough-legged Hawks, I dipped on the swans but found at least 5 of the hawks.

American Bittern – Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Comparison

October 21st, 2016|Categories: American Bitterns, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To the untrained eye American Bitterns and Black-crowned Night Herons can be confused so I thought I'd visually compare the two species with other keys to aid in their identification.

American Coots in Northern Utah

October 20th, 2016|Categories: American Coots, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Salt Lake County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

American Coots have interesting behaviors that I like to try to capture, for instance the way they run across the surface of the water during territorial chases.

Waiting For The Impending Arrival of Tundra Swans in Northern Utah

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Tundra Swans, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge hosts up to 13,000 Tundra Swans during November through December where they utilize the freshwater wetland habitats on the refuge.